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Monday, April 16, 2007

30 dead in Viginia Tech shooting

Horrible tragedy today at Virginia Tech

Gunman kills 30 on Virginia Tech campus

BLACKSBURG, Va. - A gunman opened fire in a Virginia Tech dorm and then, two hours later, in a classroom across campus Monday, killing at least 30 people in the deadliest shooting rampage in U.S. history, government officials told The Associated Press. The gunman was killed, bringing the death toll to 31.

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

It was not immediately clear whether the gunman was shot by police or took his own life. His name was not released, and investigators offered no motive for the attack. It was not known if the gunman was a student....

BBC also has some eye witness accounts here

1 comment:

Simon said...

Very sad, the death toll has risen to 33. My prayers go out to the victims and their families.