Top Scoops

Book Reviews | Gordon Campbell | Scoop News | Wellington Scoop | Community Scoop | Search


FULL COVERAGE: Virginia Tech Campus Shooting

FULL COVERAGE: Virginia Tech Campus Shooting

Shooter Left Notes
Information is emerging describing the Virginia Tech shooter as a loner who suffered depression. Cho Seung-Hui (23) reportedly left a note on a college online forum stating: "im going to kill people at vtech today".

The New York Times reports: "Cho Seung-Hui, who was identified today as the gunman who killed at least 30 people at Virginia Tech before killing himself, was a 23-year-old South Korean who moved to the United States with his family in 1992, according to South Korean officials. See... Virginia Gunman Kills At Least 32 At Tech Campus

  • For on the ground reports, see…
  • Scoop Audio.Eyewitness Audio: (click here to listen)
    Scoop Audio.Scoop Audio: to Virginia Tech president Charles Steger's statement.
    Scoop Audio.White House Audio: US president George Bush commits to assistance
    Scoop Audio.Scoop Video: White House press briefing on shooting

    Scoop Audio.Scoop Audio: Scoop's Selwyn Manning & 95bFM's Jose Barbosa discuss: Niue and New Zealand's relationship. Also how the Virginia Tech tragedy reminds us here in NZ that after 10 years floating about Parliament, gun law reform (sparked by the Aramoana tragedy) has yet to be tightened?
    Scoop Audio.Scoop Audio: Scoop's Selwyn Manning & Radio Adelaide's Peter Godfrey discuss: How a New Zealand exchange student has reported a sombre mood after a lone gunman killed 32 people at Virginia Tech.

    Commentary -

  • Greg Palast - Sundance George and Butch Reid and the Virginia Tech Massacre
  • Public Address: Awful In More Than One Way
  • Coalition to Stop Gun Violence: Reaction To Shooting At Virginia Tech - The Coalition to Stop Gun Violence is deeply saddened by yesterday's tragedy at Virginia Tech. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the victims of this terrible incident and their families and loved ones. We hope they can find peace in the difficult days. See... Reaction To Shooting At Virginia Tech

  • National Rifle Association - Statement from the NRA
  • United Nations - Ban Hopes for Healing After Shootings
  • US State Dept. - President Bush Shocked, Saddened by Shootings
  • US State Dept. - Virginia Tech Shootings – White House Press Brief
  • College Shooting - Virginia Gunman Kills At Least 32 At Tech Campus
  • ENDS

    © Scoop Media

    Top Scoops Headlines


    Julian Assange: A Thousand Days In Belmarsh
    Julian Assange has now been in the maximum-security facilities of Belmarsh prison for over 1,000 days. On the occasion of his 1,000th day of imprisonment, campaigners, supporters and kindred spirits gathered to show their support, indignation and solidarity at this political detention most foul... More>>

    Binoy Kampmark: The Mauling Of Novak Djokovic
    Rarely can the treatment of a grand sporting figure by officialdom have caused such consternation. Novak Djokovic, the tennis World Number One, has always had a tendency to get under skin and constitution, creating a large following of admirers and detractors. But his current treatment by Australian authorities, and his subsequent detention as an unlawful arrival despite being granted a visa to participate in the Australian Open, had the hallmarks of oppression and incompetent vulgarity... More>>

    Binoy Kampmark: Voices Of Concern: Aussies For Assange’s Return

    With Julian Assange now fighting the next stage of efforts to extradite him to the United States to face 18 charges, 17 of which are based on the brutal, archaic Espionage Act, some Australian politicians have found their voice. It might be said that a few have even found their conscience... More>>

    Forbidden Parties: Boris Johnson’s Law On Illegal Covid Gatherings

    It was meant to be time to reflect. The eager arms of a new pandemic were enfolding a society with asphyxiating, lethal effect. Public health authorities advocated various measures: social distancing, limited contact between family and friends, limited mobility. No grand booze-ups. No large parties. No bonking, except within dispensations of intimacy and various “bubble” arrangements. Certainly, no orgies... More>>

    Dunne Speaks: Question Time Is Anything But
    The focus placed on the first couple of Question Time exchanges between the new leader of the National Party and the Prime Minister will have seemed excessive to many but the most seasoned Parliamentary observers. Most people, especially those outside the Wellington beltway, imagine Question Time is exactly what it sounds... More>>

    Gasbagging In Glasgow: COP26 And Phasing Down Coal

    Words can provide sharp traps, fettering language and caging definitions. They can also speak to freedom of action and permissiveness. At COP26, that permissiveness was all the more present in the haggling ahead of what would become the Glasgow Climate Pact... More>>