Monday, April 16, 2007

32 and counting dead at Virginia Tech

A gunman shot at least 31 people and supposedly himself at Virginia Tech today. 3 days from the Columbine anniversary. Experts said had to be rehearsed. Unbelievable.

Thoughts and prayers to all victims and their families. That said, where were the authorities for 2 hours?????

BLACKSBURG, Va. - A gunman opened fire in a Virginia Tech dorm and then, two hours later, in a classroom across campus Monday, killing at least 30 people in the deadliest shooting rampage in U.S. history, government officials told The Associated Press. The gunman was killed, bringing the death toll to 31.

Some students bitterly questioned why the gunman was able to strike a second time, two hours after the bloodshed began. "What happened today this was ridiculous. And I don't know what happened or what was going through this guy's mind," student Jason Piatt told CNN. "But I'm pretty outraged and I'll say on the record I'm pretty outraged that someone died in a shooting in a dorm at 7 o'clock in the morning and the first e-mail about it — no mention of locking down campus, no mention of canceling classes — they just mention that they're investigating a shooting two hours later at 9:22."