Next, On April 16, 2007, Cho Seung Hui, a student at Virginia Tech College, apparently had nowhere else to turn in his life other than to go on a massive killing spree. According to CNN News, a timeline of exactly what happened during the massacre was explained. It all began at 7:15am in the West Ambler Johnston Hall, which houses close to 900 students, a 911 call was made claiming that two students had been shot. Between the hours of 7:30am and 9am police and school board members discussed who on earth would possibly do something like this. Shortly after the school began to send students notices via email to notify them of the shootings. Around 9:45am another 911 call was made claiming that more shootings had taken place in the Norris Hall and this time 31 students were killed including Cho, who shot himself after going on the viscous rampage. Several messages were sent to the students of Virginia Tech notifying them of the second shootings via email. Shortly after noon the president of the college released information that classes
Mr. Cho Seung-Hui, a 23 year old South Korean student at Virginia tech shot 32 people and himself on April 16, 2007. This incidence of shooting has been claimed to be the deadliest shooting rampage in the history of America. During his childhood years, Cho began to show signs of mental health issues and had been identified of having "selective mutism." He had problem socializing with people and thus was known as a student who merely kept to himself. Ever since Middle School, Cho began to show violence in his writings and got the attention of the teachers. He was prescribed some medication and eventually symptoms of violent and aggressive behavior began to abate. Even though, teachers had reported Cho of having mental issues during his time at Virginia Tech; no such attention was paid to his odd behavior. Cho had quit taking his medicines that were prescribed earlier and thus he was not put through any medical intervention. In 2005, Cho had been identified as a dangerous person rendering him ineligible to purchase a gun under federal law. Despite all of that, he still managed to purchase two guns that were used in the Virginia shootings.
“Hundreds of students, professors, tourists, and store clerks witnessed the 96 minute killing spree as they crouched behind trees, hid under desks, took cover in stairwells, or, if they had been hit, played dead” (Pamela Colloff). Pamela Colloff stated that the gunman “introduced the nation to the idea of mass murder in a public space.” Charles Whitman had shot a total of 43 people, killing a total of 13 people. An Austin police officer shot and killed Whitman before he could do anymore harm.
The Charleston church shooting was a shooting that took place at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina, United States, on June 17, 2015. The FBI said Dylann Roof the man that killed nine African American at the church in Charleston should not have been able to buy a gun. Dylan Roof illegally bought a 45 caliber glock handgun on april 11 2015.
The assault in this country timber town was the most exceedingly bad mass shooting in Oregon history. Eight understudies and an educator passed on. Nine others were injured.
The Kent State shooting played a major role in Nixon’s resignation from presidency and the public’s opinion of the Vietnam War. The students that were protesting started when Nixon announced intervention into Cambodia. Outraged students met on campus the very next day to show that they didn’t agree with the presidents decision. During the shooting students threw containers of tear gas back at the guardsmen. Some students threw rocks as the soldiers left. Protestors would shout “Pigs Off Campus!” (Axelrod et al. 256) Many of the soldiers sent to settle the frustrated protestors were weekend warriors who chose the guard to avoid ending up in Vietnam. Mandy soldiers lacked training for combat and crowds. Most soldiers were confused by the actions of the students and weren’t sure how to react. The student protestors refused the guards orders to disperse which resulted in the guardsmen throwing tear gas toward the rioting protestors. The protestors consisted of upper class and middle class residents.
The school shooting in Roseburg, Oregon was severe. On October 1st, 2015 Thursday 10:38 am at Umpqua Community College (UCC), the gunman went to the school and started shooting students. Many students were killed and injured. The gunman, Christopher Harper-Mercer, 26 years old, had an interest in guns, struggling with mental health issues, and had anger against religious people. This shooting was called, “One of the Deadly mass shootings this year”.
30 Deadliest Mass Shootings in U.S. History Fast Facts lists 30 famous mass shootings that happened from 1949 to the recent year. On April 16, 2007, a 23-year-old student, named Seung-Hui Cho, goes on a shooting spree killing 32 Americans in campus in Blacksburg, Virginia. On December 2, 2015, a married couple, Syed Rizwan Farook and Tashfeen Malik, opened fire and killed 14 Americans on an employee meeting at the Inland Regional Center in San Bernardino, California. On June 17, 2015, Dylann Roof shot and killed nine Americans inside the church in Charleston, South Carolina (2016). Ladd Everitt, has served as the Director of Communications of the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence, mentions that there are approximately more than 32,000 Americans have died from gun violence every year in the United States
Kid wise there was several children and a pregnant woman killed during this. Adding to all these children the pastor's fourteen year old daughter was killed as well. Twenty-six people were killed at least and at least twenty people were hurt. Even his family was effected, maybe for the worst maybe for the best. Before this all happened he was sentenced with assault against his wife. He also shook his step son so hard that he suffered from Subdural Hematoma which could lead to
a 42-year-old man was shot in the chest on the 300 block of West Chicago Avenue, police said. The man was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital where his condition had stabilized, police said.About 10:45 p.m., a 19-year-old man was shot in the stomach and taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center. He was shot in the 500 block of East 71st Street but found near 71st and State Streets, police said. He's in serious condition but police described him as an "uncooperative victim."In addition to that shooting, a male was shot in the leg on the 300 block of East 56th Street in the Washington Park neighborhood, police said. The shooting happened at 12:48 p.m., police said. Neither the victim's age or his condition were immediately available. The victim was taken to Stroger Hospital for treatment.No one was in custody as Area Central police detectives email@example.com | Twitter: @PeterNickeaschicagobreaking@tribune.com | Twitter:
Will there ever be an end to gun violence? Bowling for Columbine is a documentary by Michael Moore that demonstrates how gun violence is transforming America into a dangerous country. Michael Moore plays with the emotions of the American public by centering his documentary on the tragedy of Columbine. He explores the reasons as to why gun violence is at an all time high in America by listing his ideas in a personal way rather than being professional like in most documentaries. However, the way that he directs his film captured my attention and made me question as to why there is so much gun violence in America.
The shooting on November 20th at Florida State University hurt three students. One of the three victims shot and wounded, Nathan Scott, wants to see concealed gun allowed at college(Mcgrory, Kathleen). People like Scott might think that if there had has somebody carrying a gun in the campus, the gunman could have been killed earlier and victims could avoid the shot. However, if there had more weapons, the situation would have been worsen. "In an active-shooter situation on campus, the last thing campus police need is multiple gunmen who could potentially be engaged in a
A police involved shooting occurred in a hospital in Cobourg, Ontario, on a Friday night. Both a 70 year old man and his 76 year old wife were shot. The provincial police watchdogs state they’re investigating the incident. Two rounds of gunfire were erupted in an emergency room that led to the killing of the married couple and left others fearing for their lives. Ontario Special Investigations Unit is looking for any details and answers. An SIU spokesperson Jason Gennaro said, police were called to the scene at around 11 p.m. where they found a couple dead laying side by side. Grace Andrews, who works at the hospital thought a nurse hit over a table until later she heard screaming and realized it was something serious. She peeked out the door and saw police marching in.
Known to be the deadliest shooting rampage in American history, 33 people were killed and 15 others were injured during this carnage. The killings happened in two separate attacks. The shooter, first, shot two people in their dormitory and killed them and a few hours later shot 31 people, including himself in a classroom building. The shooter was Seung Hui Cho, a 23-year old student in the University. Cho was described as a “loner” who rarely spoke to anyone and was said to have had a history of mental health problems. His writings for the class, which were too angry and violent, was also a concern for his professors and fellow classmates. A package sent by the shooter was received by NBC News two days later. The package was sent by Cho between the first and second shooting and contained pictures of him carrying guns, and a very disturbing video where he raged about his hatred against the wealthy, and Christianity (The New York
The shooting happened around 12:15 a.m. Thursday during a dispute between two men. The victim was shot several times and was taken to Summa Akron City Hospital where he was pronounced dead. The shooter has not yet been identified. The victim’s identity will not be released until the family has been notified.