Virginia Tech Shooting Categories: 04-April, Mass Shooting Timelines: Attacks

President George W. Bush signs a large Virginia Tech emblem, as the President and Mrs. Laura Bush stop to pay their respects at a campus memorial following the Convocation Tuesday, April 17, 2007 in Blacksburg, Va., honoring the shooting victims at Virginia Tech. (Credit: Eric Draper/White House)


April 16, 2007:

“Seung Hui Cho, 23, armed with two handguns, began shooting in a dormitory at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in Blacksburg, Virginia. Two-and-a-half hours later, he chained the doors shut in a classroom building and began shooting at the students and faculty inside. Thirty-two people were killed; 17 were wounded. In addition, six students were injured jumping from a second floor classroom and were not included in other reported injury totals. The shooter committed suicide as police entered the building.” — FBI, Active Shooter Incidents

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