'Unidentified' shooter killed himself on Virginia Tech campus
The president of Virginia Tech University held a press conference on Monday afternoon and described a horrific scene on his campus. Charles Steger said that the unidentified shooter turned the gun on himself and took his own life.
Mr. Steger said the reason the shooter hasn't been identified is because he was not carrying any identification with him. Steger and campus police chief Wendell Flinchum would not estimate the age or give a description of the shooting since they don't know who the individual is.
Stegler also told reporters that a list of those dead and injured in this shooting rampage would be released tomorrow. He is not encouraging parents to come to the campus, but he is urging students to reach out to their parents.
Media outlets are reporting that at least 31 people are dead and many others injured.
This is being called the deadliest mass shooting in US history.
Correction: This original story was posted as Segler, but later corrected to read Steger as the police chief's last name. Our apologies! Our thanks go out to gaysocialites.blog reader Scott Vogler for pointing this out :)
Just wanted to correct you by telling you that the President of VT's name is Charles Steger, not Seger.
Posted by: Scott D. Vogler | April 16, 2007 5:21 PM
my heart goes to all the family that have been affected by this horrible tragedy and i will pray that god give you all strainth to get through this
Posted by: judy | April 16, 2007 6:06 PM
Why the police could not even give a description of the dead shooter is beyond me. He must NOT be African American because I'm sure that would have been all over the news. My assumption , given the failure to disclose at least the race of the shooter is that he is a white or perhaps asian male
Posted by: ian parker | April 16, 2007 7:42 PM
How can you even make this a race thing? A terrible thing happened today and the world has yet to know what happpened. The last thing they need is people making insensitive speculations when they know nothing of what really happened. At "7:42 PM," everyone knew he's asian, and if you read the news, he wasn't carrying ID. The victims are the 32 murdered and their families/friends. Please stop making petty race victimizations before we even know what the deal is.
Posted by: donna | April 16, 2007 9:55 PM
i think the campus cops are just in over there heads
Posted by: Anonymous | April 16, 2007 9:56 PM
"He must NOT be African American because I'm sure that would have been all over the news. My assumption , given the failure to disclose at least the race of the shooter is that he is a white or perhaps asian male"
Yeah, well not only are a fucked up liberal, you're an ill-informed, fucked up liberal....the shooter was an asian, you stupid whaite-hating asshole.
Posted by: strangelove | April 16, 2007 9:57 PM
Posted by: Anonymous | April 16, 2007 10:55 PM
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Posted by: Anonymous | April 17, 2007 12:13 AM
Whether the shooter is Asian, White or Black is not the issue.
What motivated the ruthless shooter to kill anyone randomly. This is the issue. Initial reports says the dead and injured includes a Korean and both white and black people.
Let us not be racist in commenting.
Posted by: Peter Tsoi | April 17, 2007 3:40 AM