Tuesday, April 17, 2007

South Korean 'loner' behind US school shooting

Published: Tuesday April 17, 2007

MAKESHIFT memorial at Virginia Tech; anger, grief grips campus after shooting.

Anger and grief gripped the campus of Virginia Tech University on Tuesday as police identified the gunman behind the deadliest school shooting in US history as a South Korean student "loner."

Monday's rampage at the university in southwestern Virginia, which left more than 30 people dead, was carried out by Cho Seung-Hui, 23, an English major at Virginia Tech, police said.

The Chicago Tribune newspaper and ABC News reported that Cho had left behind a note in his dormitory in which he railed against "rich kids."

"You caused me to do this," he wrote in the several-page-long note that railed against "debauchery" and "deceitful charlatans."

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