Eyewitness reports say there were at least "'40 to 50'" shots fired at the campus, as a gunman, now identified to be Cho Seung-Hui, - a 23 year old senior English major student originally from South Korea- opened fire in a dorm and classroom of Virginia Tech. In an ABC interview, student Josh Wargo said, "'We heard almost 40 to 50 shots.'"
"'They were going on from the time we heard them and jumped out the window until almost two minutes later. When I landed, I was in a daze, standing outside the building.'" He continued, "'Then I heard shots going through glass — that's when it hit me that I had to get out of there.'"
This is the most tragic and deadliest shooting that has taken place in US history. Fears are that the death count will rise, as at least 22 people remain hospitalized. Some are in stable condition, while others are in surgery or condition unknown.
The primary suspect in these shootings is dead, and preliminary reports indicate that his motive may be associated with a recent relationship problems.
The two shooting areas, a co-ed dorm and a classroom, may have been intentional targets.
The shooter allegedly carried a 22-caliber handgun and a 9-mm pistol. When attacking the classroom on the Virginia Tech campus, the shooter chained classroom doors, blocking the path for any victims to immediately escape.
Our condolences and prayers go to the students at Virgina Tech and their families during this time.
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