Skip to comments.Shots fired at Virginia Tech (AP: 33 dead, 15 wounded)
Posted on 04/16/2007 7:14:16 AM PDT by LexHoskin
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I’d like to see a list of all the muslims who were troubled and went on a one man jihad in this country. The list is starting to get noticibly long, and it’s almost impossible to protect people from it.
Which proves the point that a person willing to commit murder is a person willing to violate all standing firearms laws. So firearms laws are no deterrent to murder.
According to co-worker with scanner one shooter is down but there might be another. Triage set up at Holden with multiple victims coming out of Norris.
Not too many 6ft. tall Chinese or Japanese students.
Odds are it’s what we’re thinking.
My nephew works on campus. Last year his step mother, an RN at Montgomery County Hospital was a witness during the escape of a prisoner and my nephew was an eyewitness to the murder committed on a bike trail near campus by that same guy. I hope he’s safley out of harm’s way.
Officials ordered the campus closed, the second time in less than a year the 26,000-student campus was shut because of a shooting.
In August 2006, the opening day of classes was canceled and the campus closed when an escaped jail inmate killed a hospital guard and a sheriff’s deputy involved in a massive manhunt just off the campus.
RUMOR from Techsideline which is a sport site for VT:
My son was walking back from Robertson’s class and passing McBryde at
9:42am. 15 shots from a small handgun rang out in quick succession.
Then several shots sporadically after that. He was passing in front
of McBryde and the shots seemed to come from behind the Burress/McBryde
6ft tall? I’ve worked with a lot of Asian people (Chinese, Korean AND Japanese). Now, there might be a very tall guy here or there but very unusual.
It can be hard to be a witness to things like that. Prayers up.
Meanwhile, in the Roanoke Times’ newsroom, Christian Trejbal is jumping up and down yelling “SEE! I TOLD YOU SO!” Of course, somehow, I seriously doubt this “gunman” is listed on the Commonwealth’s CWP holder database, y’know?
Stay careful and keep your head down up there. I’ve got a friend who does networking for VT and I don’t know where his office is, so I’m a little worried.
As Larry the Cable Guy says:
If we blame "guns" for killing people, then I can blame my pencil for spelling mistakes.
The students are starting to communicate. It was a girlfriend situation according to witness.
Scanner: One girl shot in the leg. One man “in bad shape”
That’s exactly what I was thinking. I’ve worked with many Asians. I worked for a Japanese company and also for a big company in their research dept. (lots of Chinese there). I came across a guy once that might’ve been close to 6ft tall. Very unusual though.
Not saying impossible, just not usual.
Prayers for you and your family, Appy!
Local Hospital just closed to new victims. That’s REALLY bad.
I'm surprised someone hasn't thought of the possibility that the "Asian" is a Indonesian or Malaysian.
Eugene Chung was the exception that proves the rule.
Actually spent the night there during Parent/Student orientation weekend. AS yOu get older it is hard to remember details.
MRH hospital is full, they are routing injured to other hospitals. Scanner
One of my top three expectations...
What the H? How could they close that fast? Are there that many victims?
“Heavenly Father, please help those who need you right now.”
We gotta keep praying people.
Terrible rumor making the rounds: 20 people shot. Gunman MAY be one of them.
The point is not that it’s unheard of; just that it’s unlikely.
(On topic) I hope they shoot that bastard in the gut.
(off topic) We crushed the Burger King that is up near Monteith during the 1984 Olympics. Russia boycotted the Olympics and Burger King gave away burgers, fries, and a soda whenever the USA won a gold/silver/bronze.
Dear Appy -
Please stay safe. God be with you and with all those hurt and their families.
Thank you Appy pappy, for that information, it is sad that this is happened, in some ways I am relieved it was not a radical muslim terrorist.
Montgomery Hospital is pretty limited. I guess most county hospitals can only take on so many trauma cases at one time.
Standard procedure after XX victims, part of the emergency plan.
Some stop receiving patients after very few (4-5) emergencies, as hard to believe as that may seem.
Idea is to re-route them where they can really be taken care of without overwhelming the staff.
Makes me wonder what would happen in a more serious tragedy numberswise if they route people after only 4-5 victims.
It makes sense though to give them the best attention possible. I’d sure want that for my family.
Thanks for the info.
MRH is designed to take old people. It’s a really nice facility but not a great ER. They are diverting to Radford which is newer.
A whole pile of State Police just went by the building from the police station.
I remember the Monteith girls used to call it "the Burger Thing."
It does sound like many, many people shot. They’re still sending rescue from Pulaski.
There are very specific procedures followed by hospitals in case of massive casualites..........especially since 9/11.
The victims will get better care by being taken to an appropriately equipped medical center.
Another shooting near us. At the Tennis Courts
Another shooting by tennis courts per Scanner
Thanks for the facts. BTW, where is this school located exactly? I’m not familiar with Virginia at all.
There are woods behind us. He may have been heading there. I wonder if they got the gunman.
Still a single gunman??
You’re most welcome.
How can this be just one shooter?
They are checking that report.
CNN is saying 1 dead, 1 wounded and 1 in custody.
Praying they get him quickly!!
Virginia Tech is in Blacksburg in SW Virginia. West of Roanoke.
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