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Monday, April 16, 2007

Gunman Goes Berserk At Virginia Tech / 22 to 26 Dead Makes this Deadliest School Shooting In US History

Whenever these things happen there is always a chance that some of the information that comes out at first can and often will be false.With that in mind this is some of the information I have gotten together so far. I have no doubt that the death toll and the wounded list could go up or down when all the information is in. that said there seems to be no doubt that this is the most deadly school shooting in US history.Unfortunately,this will not be the last one and if some things are not done to stop them this could someday be out done as well... BJC

Gunman Kills 25 on Virginia Tech Campus -- College Paper Covers It
NEW YORK The college paper at Virginia Polytechnical Institute kept a running account of the tragedy that struck the campus today, with more than 20 students gunned down in at least two areas of the campus, a dorm and a classroom. The shooter is allegedly dead as well, but not identified. It is not known if he was a student.

The toll could climb. ABC News placed it at 25 at 1:00 p.m., and rising. The shootings took place about two hours apart, ending about 9:30.

Here is how the student-run Collegiate Times reported it, blog-style, with the most recent posting first. A full article is now posted there, which includes the note that police "are also investigating if it has any relation to the recent bomb threats on Tech¹s campus."

Gunman kills 21, wounds 21 at Virginia Tech shooting before being killed
BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) - A gunman opened fire in a dorm and classroom at Virginia Tech on Monday, killing 21 people and wounding another 21 before he was killed, police said.

"Today the university was struck with a tragedy that we consider of monumental proportions," said university president Charles Steger. "The university is shocked and indeed horrified."

The university reported shootings at opposite sides of the 2,600-acre campus, beginning at about 7:15 a.m. at West Ambler Johnston, a co-ed residence hall that houses 895 people, and continuing about two hours later at Norris Hall, an engineering building.

At least 22 killed in Virginia Tech shooting - official
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - At least 22 people, including the suspected gunman, were killed and many others were wounded on Monday in a shooting rampage at Virginia Tech university, police and university officials said.

The rampage took place in two separate areas of the campus about two hours apart during the morning. Police said they believed a single gunman was responsible.

"This is a tragedy of monumental proportions," Virginia Tech president Charles Steger told reporters.

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