21 dead in Virginia Tech shooting

BLACKSBURG, Va. – A gunman opened fire in a dorm and classroom at Virginia Tech today, 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.

One student was killed in a dorm and the others were killed in the classroom, Virginia Tech Police Chief W.R. Flinchum.


EDIT: All tolled, 32 people were killed by a gunman who then killed himself. 33 deaths.

Blessings for the families, including the family of the gunman.

4 Comments on This is Horrible: 21 dead in Virginia Tech shooting

  1. Jeeeze….not pretty. 🙁

  2. imubdans says:

    I’m not religious, but today I’m saying a few prayers.

  3. fairwells says:

    A senseless, horrific tragedy. My prayers go out to all those who are affected. When will this madness end?

  4. People are capable of the most horrible things. *sad sighs*

    *hugs in sympathy*

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