We’re still trying to piece together exactly what happened last night at Virginia Tech, but here’s what we know so far.
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It was a normal Tuesday night at Virginia Tech. Students were in their dorms, studying or hanging out with friends. But around 9:30 PM, something strange happened.
The power went out.
For a few minutes, everyone was confused. Then, the generators kicked in and the power came back on. But it wasn’t just the power that was out – the internet was down, too.
That’s when people started to get worried.
The university sent out an email shortly after the power went out, telling students to stay in their dorms and not go outside. That’s when people really started to panic.
What was happening? Was there an intruder on campus? Was there a gunman loose on campus? No one knew for sure.
The Virginia Tech Police Department and Blacksburg Police Department arrived on scene and began searching the dorms room by room. They didn’t find anything suspicious – just a lot of scared students.
Eventually, the police determined that there was no danger and that the power outage was just a coincidence. But for those few hours, everyone at Virginia Tech was on edge, not knowing what was going to happen next.
On April 16, 2007, a mass shooting took place at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Virginia. Seung-Hui Cho, a senior at the university, shot and killed 32 people and wounded 17 others in two separate attacks before committing suicide. This event is the deadliest mass shooting by a single gunman in U.S. history.
The aftermath of the tragic events that unfolded at Virginia Tech last night are still unfolding. The university is closed today as authorities investigate the deadliest shooting rampage in U.S. history.
At this point, 32 people are confirmed dead, including the gunman who took his own life. All but one of the victims were students at Virginia Tech. The other was a university employee.
Many questions remain unanswered, but we do know that the shooter has been identified as 23-year-old student Cho Seung-Hui.
Classes at Virginia Tech have been cancelled for today and tomorrow as the university community comes to terms with this horrific tragedy.
Virginia Tech shooting victims identified
police have identified the victims of last night’s mass shooting at Virginia Tech as 32 students and faculty members. The gunman, who has been identified as 23-year-old senior Cho Seung-Hui, is also dead.
This is the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history.
The shooter at Virginia Tech last night has been identified as a student at the university. The shooter, who has not been named, was a sophomore at the school. The shooting took place in a dorm room on the Virginia Tech campus. The shooter died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.