Monday, April 16, 2007

Shooting At Virginia Tech University Campus

    For those of you who haven't heard by some small chance, what appears to have been a lone gunman shot and killed 22 people and wounded 21 at the Virginia Tech University campus in Blacksburg, Virginia.  The police say that they think the shooter is now dead.


One person was killed and others were wounded at multiple locations inside a dormitory about 7:15 a.m., Flinchum said. Two hours later, another shooting at Norris Hall, an engineering building, resulted in multiple casualties, the university reported.

The first reported shooting occurred at West Ambler Johnston Hall, a co-ed dormitory that houses 895 students. The dormitory, one of the largest residence halls on the 2,600-acre campus, is located near the drill field and stadium.

The shootings came three days after a bomb threat Friday forced the cancellation of classes in three buildings, WDBJ in Roanoke reported. Also, the 100,000-square-foot Torgersen Hall was evacuated April 2 after police received a written bomb threat, The Roanoke Times reported.