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Monday, April 16, 2007
Virginia Tech Shooting Video Shows Cops Outside of Norris Hall as Shots Ring Out
by Paula Neal Mooney
At about 7:15 this morning a 911 call came in regarding a shooting in West AJ Hall -- a Virginia Tech dorm -- that caused one confirmed fatality.
About 2 hours later, more shooting occurred in Norris Hall, the engineering building at Virginia Tech.
Police have confirmed that the shooter in Norris Hall is deceased...at this time the authorities are still determining how he died and if he was indeed the lone shooter. However, authorities say the Virginia Tech campus is secured.
The number of fatalities has been reported as at least 22 dead at this time, including the gunman, who has been described by a student as "an Asian kid" who was "unloading rounds" from a handgun.
The shooter was reportedly wearing many clips on his black vest as he fired. Students barricaded themselves inside rooms and fled when they were able.
Watch the video of the Virginia Tech shooting as cops running outside of Norris Hall here as shot after shot rings out.
The event is tragic and has been called chilling, comparable to both Columbine as well as the gunman in the tower shooting on a college campus years ago.
My sincere thoughts and prayers go out to the victims and their families regarding this tragedy.