Source AP ©

Virginia Tech gunman identified as South Korean student

A South Korean national who was studying English at the university was behind the massacre of at least 30 people locked inside a Virginia Tech campus building in the deadliest shooting rampage in modern U.S. history, the university said Tuesday.

The Virginia Tech Police Department identified him as Cho Seung-Hui, 23, a last year student in the English department.

The bloodbath ended with the gunman's suicide, bringing the death toll from two separate shootings - first at a dorm, then in a classroom building - to 33 and stamping the campus in the picturesque Blue Ridge Mountains with unspeakable tragedy.

Some students said their first warning came more than two hours after the first shooting, in an e-mail at 9:26 a.m. By then the second shooting had begun.

Two students told NBC television's "Today" show they were unaware of the dorm shooting when they reported to a German class where the gunman later opened fire.

Derek O'Dell, his arm in a cast after being shot, described a shooter who fired away in "eerily silence" with "no specific target - just taking out anybody he could."

After the gunman left the room, students could hear him shooting other people down the hall. O'Dell said he and other students barricaded the door so the shooter couldn't get back in - though he later tried.

"After he couldn't get the door open he tried shooting it open... but the gunshots were blunted by the door," O'Dell said.

Comments
Russia starts Star Wars first. USA concerned and puzzled
US sanctions to kill Russian banks and sovereign debt?
Pilot shares his impressions after flying Su-57 fifth-generation fighter
Russia to respond with military-strategic blow to new USA's sanctions
Russian government prepares to get rid of US dollar in economy
Russia to respond with military-strategic blow to new USA's sanctions
US sanctions to kill Russian banks and sovereign debt?
Russia builds new robotic tank invulnerable to mines
Caspian Convention challenges Gazprom's rule in Europe
US sanctions to kill Russian banks and sovereign debt?
Turkey desperately tries to rescue its national currency as it falls to all-time lows
Boy loses hand when jumping into the river
North Korea: Standing proud for Korea!
World War Three may break out because of USA's agony
Common heroes: Stephen Lendman, blogger (and truthteller)
North Korea: Standing proud for Korea!
North Korea: Standing proud for Korea!
Details of Putin-Merkel surprise meeting unveiled
USA and Turkey: The elephant kicks the barking pug aside
Russian government prepares to get rid of US dollar in economy
US-Russian confrontation: War is peace, freedom is slavery