Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Virginia Tech Gunman Identified: Cho Seung-hui

Cho Seung-Hui, the Virginia Tech killer (pictured above)

The authorities have announced today that the killer at Virginia Tech was a 23-year old English major called Cho Seung-Hui -- a US resident who was born in South Korea, but a resident of Centreville, Virginia.

It is still not clear whether he was indeed the killer in both attacks yesterday though at least one of the weapons from the second attack was proven to have been used in the first attack -- Lee used a 9 mm and a .22 caliber handgun which onlookers have described were fired with military precision. Both weapons had had their serial numbers filed off. Though some reports are indicating that a receipt for the purchase of the weapons was found on his person.

Cho Seung hui left a suicide note in his dorm room before reloading his weapons and heading out to the second attack.

See the following Saccharinist entries for more information: