Family of Neil MacInnis speaks to WSLS - WSLS 10 NBC in Roanoke/Lynchburg Va

Family of Neil MacInnis speaks to WSLS

Posted: Updated:
ROANOKE, VA -

The uncle of Neil MacInnis, the 18-year old police say shot two women inside New River Community College Friday afternoon, spoke to WSLS over the phone Sunday afternoon.

Colonel Stewart MacInnis said his nephew hadn't been in trouble in the past and the family wasn't sure of a possible motive.

"Our family is really devastated and stunned by the events that have happened. Our hearts go out to the families, to the victims and the families and all the students and faculty and staff who were there. They've all been impacted by it. We're concerned about them" said Stewart MacInnis, the family spokesman.

He said the students and staff at New River Community College did a great job reacting to the events and deserve to be commended.

"Our lives have started fresh here. We're in unchartered territory. We're just taking this a day at a time. We know generally what to expect but it's going to be a tough time ahead for us and for Neil. He's a part of the family and we love him. We're standing by him but we're here to see the whole process through" said Stewart MacInnis.

New River Community College classes at all locations will be canceled on Monday and Tuesday, April 15-16.  Offices will remain open.

Counseling services will available Sunday, April 14, at NRCC in Dublin from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m., and at both Dublin and the college's New River Valley Mall site on Monday and Tuesday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Arizona inmate dies 2 hours after execution began

    Arizona inmate dies 2 hours after execution began

    Thursday, July 24 2014 2:35 AM EDT2014-07-24 06:35:51 GMT
    The U.S. Supreme Court cleared the way for Arizona to carry out its third execution in the past year Wednesday following a closely watched First Amendment fight over the secrecy surrounding lethal injection drugs.
    A condemned Arizona inmate gasped for more than an hour and a half during his execution Wednesday before he died in an episode sure to add to the scrutiny surrounding the death penalty in the U.S.
  • Alexis Murphy's family speaks about Taylor sentence

    Alexis Murphy's family speaks about Taylor sentence

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 7:23 PM EDT2014-07-23 23:23:07 GMT
    Randy Taylor was sentenced to two life sentences today in a Nelson County court.
    Randy Taylor was sentenced to two life sentences today in a Nelson County court.
  • Mysterious "woman in black" spotted in Tennessee

    Mysterious "woman in black" spotted in Tennessee

    A mysterious figure is capturing the attention of social media. She's been nicknamed "the woman in black" and she's been spotted in different parts of east Tennessee including Madisonville, Athens, Sweetwater and now Morgan County.
    A mysterious figure is capturing the attention of social media. She's been nicknamed "the woman in black" and she's been spotted in different parts of east Tennessee including Madisonville, Athens, Sweetwater and now Morgan County.
  • Floydfest attracts people from all walks of life

    Floydfest attracts people from all walks of life

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 11:26 PM EDT2014-07-24 03:26:58 GMT
    FloydFest 13 kicked off on Wednesday. Thousands of people from different walks of life will attend various events. Some come to the music festival to escape the monotony of everyday living."
    FloydFest 13 kicked off on Wednesday. Thousands of people from different walks of life will attend various events. Some come to the music festival to escape the monotony of everyday living."

  • Transformation plan underway for troubled Roanoke neighborhoods

    Transformation plan underway for troubled Roanoke neighborhoods

    Thursday, July 24 2014 6:44 AM EDT2014-07-24 10:44:27 GMT
    Roanoke (WSLS) - The Roanoke Redevelopment and Housing Authority will unveil it's plan to transform one of the most troubled sections of the city at an event tonight.
    Roanoke (WSLS) - The Roanoke Redevelopment and Housing Authority will unveil it's plan to transform one of the most troubled sections of the city at an event tonight.
  • Air Algerie plane disappears from radar

    Air Algerie plane disappears from radar

    Thursday, July 24 2014 6:42 AM EDT2014-07-24 10:42:29 GMT
    The official Algerian news agency says an Air Algerie flight from Burkina Faso to Algiers has disappeared from the radar.
    Authorities say a flight operated by Air Algerie carrying 110 passengers and a crew of six has disappeared from the radar on a flight from Burkina Faso to Algiers.
Powered by WorldNow

WSLS 10, P.O. Box 10
Roanoke, VA 24022-0010

Telephone: 540.981.9110
Fax: 540.343.3157
Email: news@wsls.com

Can't find something?
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Media General Communications Holdings, LLC. A Media General Company.