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April 16, 2007

Virginia Tech Shooter May Have Been Chinese Citizen

Filed under: crime, immigration, murder, News, Virginia — readthis @ 9:12 pm

The shooter in the Virginia Tech massacre that left at least 33 dead and 29 wounded may have been a Chinese citizen in the US on a student visa. The 62 dead or wounded had been unable to defend themselves due to a campus gun ban.

Update: Virginia Tech Shooter was South Korean Immigrant



  1. well…we now know he is a South Korean…not that it makes much difference.

    Should we start looking at Koreans with a sense of contempt now? Should we be mindful whenever we see east Asians?

    I wonder what the broader societal implications this kind of terror will have…

    Comment by abu ameerah — April 17, 2007 @ 10:09 am

  2. We don’t have much choice about what kind of person is born in the US, but we can do a better job of screening those we allow in. Maybe that would have saved 33 lives and maybe not. It definitely would have saved lives and prevented sexual assaults in other cases.

    Comment by readthis — April 17, 2007 @ 12:34 pm

  3. The comments here surprise me. This S. Korean was here since he was 5 years old. “Mindful whenever we
    see east Asians” – rather planting a
    seed of predjudice, I think.

    We all have a “culture” we are born to whether it be asian, causasian, black, whatever. We also all have an
    “environment” in which we are reared as children.

    There are genetic heritage factors and parental factors… many
    things factor into this it is unreal to pin it on one culture.

    He was also taking an antidepressant, which if you have read about antidepressants, some
    of them cause ANGER and SUICIDAL behavior.

    Re: second comment – it’s too late to do a “better screening” – it took my son a year to bring his wife into the US. She is Filipino, and one of the loveliest and deepest women I’ve ever met!

    I live in an area where I monitor on line sexual offenders (there are 600++ registered in a 5 mile radius-and an unknown number of non-registered people. On this list I review there are only three or 4 Asians, so I don’t think culture has much to do with this incident. That’s my two cents on
    the comments. We are too quick to
    judge others because of different cultures. 911 probably had something to do with that for sure.

    Comment by Marsha J. O'Brien — April 17, 2007 @ 1:47 pm

  4. That’s why I said “maybe not” in this case. This blog is full of others who clearly should not have been in the country.

    Comment by readthis — April 17, 2007 @ 2:03 pm

  5. Actually, they`re trying to Islamize Virginia Tech shootings:

    Comment by Ahmed Ismail — April 17, 2007 @ 3:49 pm

  6. Marsha that is so right. We must be very careful not to let prejudice flourish. Last night I watched a number of stations and the only one that really made me angry was Fox the guy mentioned a number of time the Word terrorist and they at that point really knew nothing of who or what the man that did the shooting was about. I was horrified to think they would even mention it and not once or twice a number of times. He was insinuating it might be. That was the only news cast I looked at that said anything to that affect and I checked out a few. If he was on antidepressants they can account for a lot of things. Drugs can make a person do things they would not normally do. Even Pharma drugs. I know this as I have seen what Pharma drugs can do to people and some of them are not very nice. I think we should wait until everything has come out before we judge or jump to any conclusions.
    To make a snap judgment on any count would be foolish to say the least. He wasn’t a terrorist he was a very sick man. Too bad no one was their to help him when he needed it most and maybe none of it would have happened. Dr.s are quick to write a prescriptions. The side affects can be painfully horrid.
    Let’s not be too quick to condemn. What happened was horrifying.
    My heart goes out to all who lost children or friends. I can never say enough to express my heartfelt sympathy to all. There are no words to actually say what I feel. The loss will be felt by many and will take a long time to heal. I can only hope they will find a way to heal.

    Comment by Rainbow — April 17, 2007 @ 8:46 pm

  7. American are ignorant!

    Virginia Tech killers is a Chinese.

    Infernal Affairs is a Japanese movie.

    Comment by American are ignorant! — April 19, 2007 @ 2:14 am

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