Virginia Tech Massacre

vtm_00.jpgAmerica done it again. Right after Columbine, here’s V-Tech massacre – faster than your typical Vtec engine as Cho Seung-Hui, 23 an English senior sprayed bullets and killed 32 students in classrooms, and eventually turned on himself – cold-blooded. It was unforeseen that a non-native will eventually be the one who will tarnish the history of American school massacre forever, and marred the integrity of their law enforcement agencies and furthermore proves that their existing gun laws need to be dealt with.

Excerpts from Postchronicle;

The gunman, Cho Seung-Hui, 23, a senior from South Korea who was in the English department at Virginia Tech and lived on campus, began cutting down his victims in what is believed to be two separate attacks two hours apart before the university could get a handle on what was happening and warn students.

The bloodbath ended with the gunman committing suicide and marring the picturesque Blue Ridge Mountains campus with unspeakable tragedy forever. It was the deadliest shooting rampage in modern U.S. history.

Investigators have no motive for the attack, although it has been rumored that Seung-Hui was looking for his girlfriend. He may have been planning the attacks for weeks and the bomb threats may very well have been Seung-Hui testing security.

“Today the university was struck with a tragedy that we consider of monumental proportions,” Virginia Tech President Charles Steger said Monday. “The university is shocked and indeed horrified.”

Steger has been besieged with questions about the university’s handling of the emergency and whether it reacted appropriately and swiftly enough to warn students and protect them after the first initial sounds of gunfire.

Some students have bitterly complained that there were no public-address announcements and they received no warning from the university until an e-mail that arrived two hours after the first shots broke the serene campus silence with the gunman striking again.

Wielding two 9mm handguns and carrying multiple clips of ammo, the shooter opened fire at about 7:15 a.m. on the fourth floor of West Ambler Johnston, a high-rise co-ed dormitory with a capacity of 895.

Two people were killed be fore the killer stormed Norris Hall, a building a clearly on the other side of the 2,600-acre campus – a half-mile away – where 31 others were killed, including the gunman, who put a bullet in his head.

Many of the doors in the Norris Hall were found chained from the inside, apparently by the shooter. At least 15 people have been injured, some seriously. Some students were observed jumped from windows as high as 4 stories in a panic.

The ongoing bloodbath left the enforcement officers clueless of where the originating shots come from. The clip shows all.


It was yet another tragic event of the year scarred by another troubled person.


Source: Postchronicle