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Monday, April 16, 2007

Another Horrific Shooting

A gunman opened fire in a Virginia Tech dorm and then, two hours later, shot up a classroom building across campus Monday, killing 32 people in the deadliest shooting rampage in U.S. history. The gunman committed suicide, bringing the death toll to 33.

At least 26 people were being treated at three area hospitals for gunshot wounds and other injuries, authorities said. Their exact conditions were not disclosed, but at least one was sent to a trauma center and six were in surgery, authorities said.

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

My thoughts and prayers go out to the friends and family of those who were killed and injured at Virginia Tech.It amazes me that people compare those who commit such awful crimes to animals. To be honest, animals would not commit such a horrible act. Humans seem to be the only species that do such a thing and unfortunately it seems to be on a regular basis.

If you wish to see a cell phone video of the sounds of the shots being fired you can do so by clicking here. At first it sounded like poppers, but of course we all know it wasn't.