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Uncle, Family of Suspect in Christiansburg Shootings Stunned

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CHRISTIANSBURG, Va. (AP) - The uncle of a man charged with shooting two women at a community college in Virginia says the suspect's family is stunned and devastated.

Stewart MacInnis tells The Associated Press that Neil Allan MacInnis' family also is concerned about the victims and their families. His 18-year-old nephew is being held at the Montgomery County Jail on two counts each of malicious wounding and using a firearm in the commission of a felony.

Police say Neil MacInnis is accused of shooting the women Friday at a satellite campus of New River Community College at a mall in Christiansburg. Police aren't releasing the victims' names.

Stewart MacInnis says the shootings also affected students, faculty and staff at the college. He says the family's thoughts are with them, as well.

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