COLLEGE professor fatally shot, shooter dies

Friday, May 18th 2001, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

PARKLAND, Wash. (AP) _ A music professor was fatally shot at Pacific Lutheran University by a man who then turned the gun on himself, authorities said.

The gunman died of his injury late Thursday.

The victim of Thursday's shooting was identified as James D. Holloway, 40, an assistant professor who had worked at the university since 1989.

The shooter, a 55-year-old man whose name was not released, had no affiliation with the school, a university spokesman said. An investigator confirmed the man died at Madigan Army Medical Center.

The shooter apparently did not know the victim, but was angry with a female school employee, Pierce County sheriff's Lt. Dave Hall said. The employee's name was not released.

The gunman selected the victim at random, shot him four times with a 9 mm semiautomatic pistol, placed a note by his body and then shot himself, Hall said.

The note said the gunman intended to kill an innocent person, Hall said.

The university, which has 3,500 students, is located just south of Tacoma.