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CHRISTIANSBURG, Va. – Two women who were shot by a gunman at a community college in a mall in southwest Virginia, causing students and shoppers to flee in a panic, were reported to be in stable condition Saturday.

Both women were being treated at Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital, Christiansburg Police Department spokeswoman Becky Wilburn said. Roanoke is about 35 miles (56 kilometres) from Christiansburg.

Wilburn said the women’s names or additional information on their injuries would not be released, citing privacy concerns.

She gave the information one day after the shootings at a satellite campus of New River Community College. She did not give any other details about the shooting or about suspect Neil Allan MacInnis, an 18-year-old student at the college who has been charged with two counts each of malicious wounding and using a firearm in the commission of a felony. Investigators said Friday that they don’t know…

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