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Breaking News: Virginia Tech shootings worst in U.S. history

by Josh Marks (writer), Washington, D.C., April 16, 2007

A gunman opened fire early this morning on the Virginia Tech campus in Blacksburg, killing at least 32 and injuring at least two dozen. The shooter was among those killed in the deadliest mass shooting in United States history.

"Today the university was struck with a tragedy that we consider of monumental proportions," Virginia Tech president Charles Steger said at the news conference. "The university is shocked and indeed horrified that this would befall us."

President Bush was expected to make a statement about the tragedy later today.

Virginia Tech was founded in 1872 and is the largest public university in the state of Virginia with a student population of over 25,000. The sprawling campus is located in southwestern Virginia, about a five hour drive from Washington, D.C.

Up until today the deadliest shooting in U.S. history was in Killeen, Texas, in 1991, when George Hennard drove his pickup into a Luby's Cafeteria and shot 23 people to death, then himself.

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By Crowbar on April 16, 2007 at 05:03 pm
looks like we hit this article at the same time.......
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