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.

14 comments:

Latimer Williams said...

This is such sad news, My prayers go out to the victims and families. It is always a trajedy when this happens.

Anonymous said...

I smell a rat in this tragedy. Possibly another Government Black op terror incident to usher in more Gun control, more police state tactics. If the Citizens on the campus were armed, this would not have happened.

laura said...

How horrible! My husband just called to tell me this news. This is truly a tragedy.

Paula Neal Mooney said...

The most recent reports says the death toll stands at 32. The number of injured are unknown.

These shootings at Virginia Tech are now the deadliest in U.S. history.

I feel very sad for the parents and relatives and friends of all involved in this tragedy.

May God please be with them now mightily...

Anonymous said...

Paula, this posting is sad. Yet, I'm glad for people like you who show respect and dignity for others.

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surfing said...

We need to take time to love on those that are not at the top of the social chain. We may never truly know the motive behind such horrific actions that the killer uses to justify his or her means. However when the downtrodden and socially uncool are are excepted I believe a major motive is removed.

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Yolanda said...

Such a travesty, my heart and prayers go out to the families of all students involved.

Bonnie Calhoun said...

Very, very sad day. My prayers are with all of the families affected!

maurizio said...

I don't see anyone running on that video. Did I misunderstood you?

Paula Neal Mooney said...

Yes, I keep thinking of the parents and other loved ones who lost someone yesterday.

And, yes, it is good for us to be inclusive of everyone. I wonder whom the shooter had a vendetta against?

So senseless...

Maurizio, I think you can see it better on TV, but in the video I saw a cop with his gun drawn, then he appeared to run closer to Norris Hall as the videographer ran.

Take care all,
Paula

Mig said...

That gunner was really troubled and lonely. I wonder... were the two incidents related? Was he involved in both of them? Any news on this topic? I'm really not able to find an answer.

JA Huber said...

I've been reading posts written by students on the Net and it's sad. My heart and prayers go out to the families, students and faculty. I can't imagine being on that campus following this.

Paula Neal Mooney said...

Hi Mig and JA -

I keep reading up a lot on Cho Seung-Hui, too, including how he stalked women and how poet Nikki Giovanni was one of his professors and that she was scared of him.

Cho Seung-Hui sounds like he was really troubled and mean and had such a vendetta against women and rich kids.

I was thinking about this last night, wondering what could've been done by all of us to prevent this.

And I feel so bad for the president of VT -- there's no way he would've wanted any of this to happen.

I'm sure he would have done anything to go back and not have his students harmed.

And I also read a little about Ismail Ax that Cho had scrawled on his arm...

I still don't know what it means really, though...

Anonymous said...

Same as Columbine - well-armed, and armored, cops hide behind trees and cars and listen to shots and screams, waiting for the the perps to off themselves. Where were the men inside to rush the shooter 2 or 3 togther? I heard a lot say they cowered and whimpered (not saying I wouldn't, but I damn sure hope not). Where was "Let's Roll"?

Paula Neal Mooney