Language Selection

English French German Italian Portuguese Spanish

At Least 32 Dead In Virginia Tech Shooting

Filed under

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.

Full Story.

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:

More Here.


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.

Comment viewing options

Select your preferred way to display the comments and click "Save settings" to activate your changes.

More in Tux Machines

Development News

  • GCC Working On ARMv8.1, Clang Working On ARMv8.2 Support
    ARM's Matthew Wahab posted the new patch series yesterday, "ARMv8.1 includes an extension to ARM which adds two Adv.SIMD instructions, vqrdmlah and vqrdmlsh. This patch set adds support for ARMv8.1 and for the new instructions, enabling the architecture with --march=armv8.1-a. The new instructions are enabled when both ARMv8.1 and a suitable fpu options are set, for instance with -march=armv8.1-a -mfpu=neon-fp-armv8 -mfloat-abi=hard."
  • Forum PHP in Paris 2015
    First, a huge thanks to AFUP for the organization of this great event, as always, reception was beyond reproach.
  • PHP version 5.6.16
    RPM of PHP version 5.6.16 are available in remi repository for Fedora ≥ 21 and remi-php56 repository for Fedora ≤ 20 and Enterprise Linux (RHEL, CentOS).

Are Intel Skylake Graphics Any Faster With Linux 4.4?

Following the recent Mesa 11.2-devel Git tests on Skylake I also ran a comparison to see if the OpenGL performance differed at all when comparing Linux 4.3.0 to Linux 4.4 in its second release candidate form. From the Core i5 6600K "Skylake" system I ran some tests of the HD Graphics 530 to see if the performance was impacted at all by switching to the latest Linux kernel development code as of this week. Read more Also: How Nouveau Compares To NVIDIA's Linux Driver When Kepler Re-Clocking Works Features To Find With Mesa 11.1

Red Hat and Fedora

First Ubuntu Touch Images Based on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) Are Now Live

Just a few moments ago, we were notified by Łukasz Zemczak from Canonical about the latest work done by the Ubuntu Touch developers for the upcoming OTA-9 software update for Ubuntu Phones. Read more