NIU community, victims’ families seek healing and reflection 15 years after 2008 mass shooting: ‘It’s always with us’

NIU’s “Forward, Together Forward: Moment of Reflection” marks grim milestone: 15 years since 5 students were killed in a mass shooting

Larry Gehant, uncle of shooting victim Julianna Gehant, hugs Harold Ng, an NIU graduate and 2008 shooting survivor, during a remembrance ceremony Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2023, at the memorial outside Cole Hall at Northern Illinois University for the victims of the mass shooting in 2008. Tuesday marked the 15th year since the deadly shooting that killed five students and injured dozens more.