Authorities are now releasing the identity of the gunman in yesterday's Northern Illinois University shooting. It was Steven P. Kazmierczak of Champaign, Ill. Kazmierczak shot 21 people before shooting himself. Though previous reports announced six fatalities, it's now being reported that five people were killed in addition to the shooter.
The identities of the victims are now known as well, all Illinois residents: Daniel Parmenter, 20, of Westchester; Catalina Garcia, 20, of Cicero; Ryanne Mace, 19, of Carpentersville; and Julianna Gehant, 32, of Meriden; and Gayle Dubowski, 20, of Carol Stream.
Tributes to those affected in the tragedy are cropping up online. A Facebook community called "Pray for Northern Illinois University Students and Families" currently has more than 34,000 members.