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Northern Illinois University shooting

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2008 Northern Illinois University shooting
Part of mass shootings in the United States and school shootings in the United States
Memorial for victims of the shooting
LocationDeKalb, Illinois, U.S.
DateFebruary 14, 2008; 16 years ago (2008-02-14)
c. 3:05 – 3:11 p.m. (CST)
Attack type
School shooting, murder-suicide
Weapons
Deaths6 (including the perpetrator)
Injured
21 (17 by gunfire)
PerpetratorSteven Kazmierczak


The Northern Illinois University shooting was a school shooting on February 14, 2008, at Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, Illinois. Steven Kazmierczak opened fire with a shotgun and three pistols in a crowd of students on campus. He killed five students and injuring an additional 17 people, before shooting himself.

The school placed the campus on lockdown; students and teachers were told to go to a safe place, take cover, and avoid the scene and all buildings near the scene of the shootings.[3] Six people died in the incident, including the shooter, tying it with the University of Iowa shooting as the fifth-deadliest university shooting in United States history.[4]

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  2. "Authorities release information on Cole Hall shooter". Northern Star. February 15, 2008. Archived from the original on July 4, 2008. Retrieved December 2, 2008.
  3. "Six Dead After University Shooting". CityNews. February 14, 2008. Archived from the original on January 12, 2009. Retrieved February 14, 2008.
  4. "FGCU pays tribute to Northern Illinois team". Scott Hotard. Naples News. February 29, 2008. Archived from the original on June 6, 2011. Retrieved April 11, 2008.