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Witness to UA Huntsville shooting recounts events in email

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HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF) - An assistant biology professor who was at a meeting at the University of Alabama at Huntsville where a professor allegedly opened fire Friday recounted his experience in an email to a colleague.

According to a report in The Orange County Register, Joseph Ng, who had attended the University of California at Irvine before taking a job at UA Huntsville, sent an email to a former graduate school professor describing the shooting.

"I'm still in complete shock that we were shot at during a faculty meeting," Ng said in the email.

According to Ng's recounting of events, 12 professors and staff members were gathered in a conference room when Amy Bishop-Anderson allegedly stood up about 30 minutes into the meeting, took out a gun and methodically started shooting people at the meeting.

"Six people sitting in the rows perpendicular were all shot fatally or seriously wounded," Ng wrote. "The remaining [five] including myself were on the other side of the table immediately dropped to the floor."

Ng wrote that the people who weren't wounded in the shooting tackled Bishop-Anderson as she attempted to reload her gun, pushed her out into the hallway and barricaded the door. He said campus and local police, ambulances and a SWAT team arrived about five minutes after the shooting began.

"We were in a pool of blood in disbelief of what had happened," he said.

Ng said the five people in the room who remained mostly unhurt spent the weekend at Huntsville Hospital looking after the three who were wounded in the attack, as well as the families of the three professors who were killed.

"It is hard to have this image out of my mind and I have mixed feelings of guilt and relief that I am alive or unharmed," Ng wrote.

Bishop-Anderson has been charged with one count of capital murder and three counts of attempted murder.

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