I haveÂ to tell you, it’s a bit hard to write about gossip today whenÂ news is being revealed about the VirginiaÂ Tech mass murder.Â So IÂ thought we could turn our thoughts to this tragedy this morning.
It look likeÂ Cho Seung-Hui, student & gunman who killed 32 people on the VT campus Monday morning, was infatuated with his first victim, 18-year-old freshman Emily Hilscher.
Here’s what been developing:
“Dressed more like a â€˜boy scoutâ€™ than a mass murderer, he arrived at her dormitory room early on Monday morning.
It is unclear whether the first-year had responded to her killerâ€™s approaches. But Cho, jealous of Emilyâ€™s boyfriend, gunned her down.
Another student, Ryan Clark, rushed to help after hearing his neighbor arguing with Cho. But the 22-year-old died alongside her.
Cho, who was described as a loner, then casually walked back to his own room, re-armed and embarked on an orgy of violence making him the most deadly murderer in American history.
Before killing 30 more, and then turning the gun on himself, Cho left a note which gave some clues to his twisted mind. He wrote: â€˜You caused me to do thisâ€™.
The â€˜very disturbingâ€™ letter, four pages long, includes a rambling list of grievances and attacks against â€˜rich kidsâ€™, â€˜debaucheryâ€™ and â€˜deceitful charlatansâ€™ on campus.
He died with the words â€˜Ismail Axâ€™ written in red ink on the inside of one of his arms, leading to speculation that he may have been a Muslim. In Islamic lore, Ismail is a reference to the â€™son of sacrificeâ€™.”
Our thoughts & are hearts are with the families & friends of these unnecessary victims.