Quotes from the Case Western shooting

By The Associated Press
Quotes from people at the scene of a shooting Friday at Case Western Reserve University:
"When we heard there were people injured and possibly killed, it was very hard to hear that. We tried to comfort one another and tried to figure out what we were going to do." - Professor Melvin Smith Jr., who spent more than six hours hiding in a room with five other people. They passed the time by watching news reports of the shooting on television at a very low volume.
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"He was shot in the chest. One student was down and another put a table up in front of him." - Professor Richard Boyatzis, referring to a student on the first floor of the building where the shooting occurred.
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"He had a soldier hat. He wore a green T-shirt." - Sachin Goel, 26, a master's student whose friend was shot. "He is indiscriminately firing at everyone and a sane person would not be doing that."
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"He had a machine gun, bookbag, camouflage shirt, military green hat, white pants and a bookbag. ... He was just walking, aiming his guns and firing." - LeKisha Spencer, 28, who works in a first-floor cafeteria.
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"We're all shaking and quite scared. One of the girls in our office is seven months pregnant - we're trying to keep her as calm as possible." - Tracy Warner, 30, told The Associated Press from a third-floor office where she was locked in with several other people.
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"We believe the shots are coming from the first floor. ... It sounds from the shooting that they have someone pinned down." - Dick Bennett, a staff member at the Weatherhead School of Management, told The Associated Press from a third-floor office.
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"We all ran," - Patrick LeClar, referring to what he and three other people did when police officers gave them the go-ahead to flee the room where they had been hiding for four hours.
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