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Four killed in Glade Spring domestic shooting; former Emory & Henry staff member among dead

Nick Shepherd, NET News Service • Feb 25, 2014 at 4:50 PM

Five people were shot during a domestic shooting in Southwest Virginia on Tuesday, including a former professor and a former administrative assistant at Emory & Henry College. Four are dead with one person in the hospital listed in fair condition.

Two of the victims, Terry and Nancy Griffin, were formerly employed by nearby Emory & Henry. The school's President, Jake Schrum, released a statement Tuesday afternoon expressing grief for the losses.

“On

behalf of Emory & Henry College I wish to express my profound

condolences to the family and friends of Nancy Griffin, a former

employee of Emory & Henry College, and other members of her family

who died Tuesday morning," the release said. "We ask for prayers for Nancy’s family,

including her husband, Dr. Terry Griffin, a retired E&H professor,

who is recovering from injuries sustained in the incident. Both Nancy

and Terry, who served this institution with distinction and dedication

for many years, occupy an important place in the

heart of the Emory & Henry community, and this tragedy leaves us

with an extreme sense of sadness and loss.”

Officers with the Washington County, Va., Sheriff's Office received a call around 5:30 a.m. Tuesday to a shooting in progress at 33325 Graceland Lane, Glade Spring. The person who called was believed to be Griffin Palmer, a 17-year-old Patrick Henry High School student. Griffin told officers that two people had been shot at the residence, and then the phone was disconnected.

Read more at timesnews.net.