NIU marks 13 years since deadly school shooting that killed 5

DEKALB, Ill. (WLS) -- Sunday marked 13 years since the shooting tragedy at Northern Illinois University.

On February 14, 2008, a gunman went into Cole Hall lecture hall armed with a shotgun and three pistols and shot 22 people, five fatally.

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The gunman took his own life.

The five students killed were Gayle Dubowski, Catalina Garcia, Julianna Gehant, Ryanne Mace and Daniel Parmenter.

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Those at NIU took a moment to remember those who lost their lives as the bells on campus tolled five times Sunday in their honor.
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