April 17, 2007

VA Tech Shooter Identified

SHOOTER.jpgJust got a breaking news email from ABCNEWS

VIRGINIA TECH GUNMAN HAS BEEN IDENTIFIED AS A STUDENT OF KOREAN DESCENT NAMED SEUNG HUI CHO. HE WAS CARRYING A BACKPACK WITH A RECEIPT FOR THE PURCHASE OF A HANDGUN

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ABCNEWS: April 17, 2007 Seung Hui Cho, a permanent resident of the United States, a Korean national and a Virginia Tech student has been identified as the gunman in the shootings that left 33 people dead on the Virginia Tech campus Monday, ABC News has learned.

The student left a "disturbing note" before killing two people in a dorm room, returning to his own room to re-arm and entering a classroom building on the other side of campus to continue his rampage, sources said.

Cho's identitiy has been confirmed with a positive fingerprint match on the guns used in the rampage and with immigration materials. It is believed that he was the shooter in both incidents yesterday. Sources say Cho was carrying a backpack that contained receipts for a March purchase of a Glock 9 mm pistol, sources said. Witnesses had also told authorities that the shooter was carrying a backpack. Sections of chain similar to those used to lock the main doors at Norris Hall, the site of the second shooting that left 31 dead, were found inside a Virginia Tech dormitory, sources confirmed to ABC News.

Update Fox News is reporting the name is correctly spelled Cho Seunh-Hui and ABC has corrected and edited their story.

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I'll leave this post just as it is despite the fact I'm getting no linky love from meme.

Update, Ahh now I'm getting the linky love from meme, that's better.....

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