Breaking News: At least 32 dead in shooting at Virgina Tech

This isn’t locally related, but there was a major shooting this morning in Virginia at Virginia Tech University and so far at least 32 people are confirmed dead. A single gunman was involved in two separate instances. Our sister blog Metroblogging DC is posting news and info as they get it. More updates will be posted there as they come in.

11 Comments so far

  1. Lubos Motl (unregistered) on April 16th, 2007 @ 11:52 am

    First substantial rumors who is the gunman.

  2. tyler82 (unregistered) on April 16th, 2007 @ 9:45 pm

    More ppl than this are killed everyday

  3. cd (unregistered) on April 17th, 2007 @ 2:47 pm

    Ah Tyler82 – as erudite a response as ever. Yes, more people than that are killed everyday – so why stop to mourn any of them. Why pay attention to any. Why marvel or question or remember.

    Thank god you’re here to point out our collective idiocy.

  4. tyler82 (unregistered) on April 17th, 2007 @ 5:18 pm

    go back to lalaland

  5. tyler82 (unregistered) on April 17th, 2007 @ 5:21 pm

    I, like most of us, do not have any personal connection to anybody murdered, so why is this a huge national news story when American soldiers, Iraqi children, Sudanese villagers to name a few are slaughtered viciously everyday. Perhaps people like CD View “others” as less deserving of public mourn than some of “our own.”

  6. sean bonner (unregistered) on April 17th, 2007 @ 6:17 pm

    It’s news because it happened in the US, and one guy killed them all. While lots of people die every day, they are rarely killed by the same person, and if they were I guess that would be equally big news, at least in the country where it happened.

  7. Anna (unregistered) on April 17th, 2007 @ 7:46 pm

    I’m kinda with Tyler on this- the sensationalism of one random murder, almost like crime in suburbia- while we are murdering every day in Iraq. The audience just gets tired & bored of hearing “one suicide bomber kills 8 in Baghdad.”

  8. Anna (unregistered) on April 17th, 2007 @ 7:47 pm

    correction “one random murder” meant “one random murderer”

  9. tyler82 (unregistered) on April 17th, 2007 @ 8:42 pm

    While watching Olbermann one of the guest interviewees put it perfectly when he said “everyone is looking for someone to blame.” Now that the shooter is dead, all eyes are on the campus security and dispatchers and what they did or didn’t do, because, it’s always gotta be someone else’s fault. I’m surprised that people are SURPRISED this even happened in the first place. Look what has happened to our country, in 7 short years we have become the most immoral, dangerous, and violent society this world has ever known, and the violence is going to continue as long as we lack conscience.

  10. sean bonner (unregistered) on April 18th, 2007 @ 12:40 am

    “n 7 short years we have become the most immoral, dangerous, and violent society this world has ever known”


    um, have you ever picked up a history book?

  11. tyler82 (unregistered) on April 18th, 2007 @ 1:03 am

    Don’t be a Boner!

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