The FBI on Wednesday announced a new probe into the death of a 20-year-old college student who was killed in a shooting rampage on campus earlier this year.
The bureau said in a statement that it has expanded its investigation to include the events that led to the death, and is investigating whether the shooter is still on campus.
The FBI said that its probe will focus on “how the suspect obtained and stored his weapon, whether the suspect communicated with others, whether other shooters were in the area at the time of the shooting, and whether the gunman engaged in further criminal activity before the incident.”
Virginia Tech, which has been on lockdown since the shooting began, was reopened on Tuesday.
The shooter, 20-old Matthew Heimbach, has been charged with capital murder and is being held in the Loudoun County Detention Center on a $1 million bond.
The university has said Heimbacht had been attending classes at the school since June 2016, but was not enrolled.
The college said in September that it was reviewing security plans after reports of a suspicious person on campus who may have been involved in the June 15, 2017, shooting.
Virginia Tech is a public research university that specializes in advanced computer science and math.
The shooting occurred during a three-day summer break.
Heimbac allegedly fired multiple shots at people in the building, but none of them struck anyone.
Police said he fired several more shots into the crowd, which included some students.
He later killed himself.
A student who lived in Heimbact’s dormitory told The Washington Post on Wednesday that he had seen Heimbacha during classes the previous night, and said that Heimbaca was known for his loud and aggressive behavior.
He said he was unaware of any violence on campus during the weekend and didn’t know anything about the recent threats.