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At Least 32 Dead In Virginia Tech Shooting

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At least 32 people were killed and more than two dozen wounded at Virginia Tech university on Monday in the deadliest campus shooting in U.S. history, media said.

Fox News, CNN and the student-run university newspaper gave the death toll as 32. Officials earlier said at least 22 people were killed.

The rampage by what police believed was a lone gunman took place in two separate areas about two hours apart. Students who had begun crisscrossing the large campus for morning classes rushed for cover.

"This is a tragedy of monumental proportions," Virginia Tech president Charles Steger told reporters.

Virginia Tech campus police chief Wendell Finchum said the suspected gunman was dead and that police were trying to determine whether he killed himself or was shot by officers.

"At this time we believe it's only one gunman," said Finchum.

President Bush was "horrified" by the shooting White House spokeswoman Dana Perino said.

"He was horrified and his immediate reaction was one of deep concern for the families of the victims, the victims themselves, the students, the professors and all of the people of Virginia who have dealt with this shocking incident," she said.

A student journalist's video of the chaos was replayed repeatedly on U.S. television networks, showing people scurrying around the campus and volleys of shots ringing out.

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Crowdsourcing the VA Tech shooting

The smoke has barely cleared on the horrific tragedy at Virginia Tech University today, but already the Web, social networking and wireless technology have proven themselves, yet again, as game-changers in the world of reporting. Here are a few examples of how tech has played a role in the emerging coverage of the shooting:

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Unbelievable

It's difficult to fathom how screwed up in the head you need to be to want to take 30+ peoples lives. Words can't express how frustrating these stories are.

I think the school could have prevented a lot though... they kept the school open because they "thought" he left. Not a good excuse as far as I am concerned. I couldn't make it through that entire story so maybe there was clarification.. I dunno.

My thoughts go out to the effected families.

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