Monday, April 16, 2007

Massacre at Virginia Tech ... 22 students reported dead ... developing

News reports coming in are sketchy about this morning's shooting on Virginia Tech's campus where 22 students are now reported dead. Fox News has this report that also says 28 have been injured and the gunman is dead ... it's developing.

My family knows many students at Virginia Tech and we're waiting now to hear if everyone we know is safe as I'm sure others are doing all over the state. Our prayers are with the families at this horrific time....

Conservative ODBA blogger Elephant Ears (GOP Hokie) is a student at Tech. He is blogging from there with a report here. Thank God he's safe....

Fox News reports:

"Today the university was struck by a tragedy we consider of monumental proportions," Virginia Tech President Charles Steger said during a press conference shortly after noon. "I cannot begin to convey my own personal sense of loss over this senseless, incomprehensible, heinous act."

At least one person was killed at West Ambler Johnston, a residence hall, but several others were injured in that shooting. At least 20 were killed at Norris Hall, an engineering building. The dead shooter puts the death toll so far at 22.

A spokeswoman at Montgomery Regional Hospital said 17 students were being treated there for gunshot wounds, and Carilion New River Valley Medical Center in Christiansburg reports that four people with gunshot wounds were being treated there. Carilion spokeswoman Sharon Honaker said one was in critical condition and three others were stable.


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