Thirty-two people reportedly were killed and more than two dozen injured during a shooting rampage this morning at Virginia Tech, making it the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history, law enforcement sources said this afternoon.One question that has to be running through everyone's mind, is if there was a shooting at one time and a second several hours later supposedly by the same person, why wasn't the shooter apprehended after the first incident?
The unidentified shooter was among the dead, according to officials, at West Ambler Johnston, a dormitory, and Norris Hall, which houses the College of Engineering. Authorities said the first shooting was reported shortly after 7 a.m. at the dorm and the second about two hours later at Norris Hall. Law enforcement sources said a single shooter was responsible for both incidents.
Earlier in the day, university officials confirmed a lower number of fatalities.
Virginia Tech Police Chief Wendell Flinchum, speaking at a news conference today, said he did not know whether the shooter was a student. Some of those killed were students in a classroom at Norris Hall, he said.
"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."
Area hospitals treating the wounded have reported at least 10 people are in critical condition and several are in surgery.(Emphsis added)
Of course, there are lots of details about today that we just don't know and lots of details that are conflicting and unknown.