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Shooter sends package to NBC

Shooter sends package to NBC



The student who shot dead at least 30 people at Virginia Tech sent a package to the US TV network NBC News on the day of the shootings, police said.

The package contained “disturbing” photographs, video and writings, NBC said, posted from the college campus between the two rounds of killings.{{more}}

Cho Seung-hui is shown pointing guns at the camera, and ranting angrily.

A total of 33 people, including the gunman himself, died in shootings at two locations on Monday.

“You had a hundred billion chances and ways to have avoided today,” the 23-year-old gunman said angrily, in an excerpt shown on NBC Nightly News.

“But you decided to spill my blood. You forced me into a corner and gave me only one option. The decision was yours. Now you have blood on your hands that will never wash off,” Cho said.

“I didn’t have to do this. I could have left. I could have fled. But now I will no longer run,” the gunman said.

Col Steve Flaherty, superintendent of the Virginia State Police, said that the multimedia package “may be a very new, critical component of this investigation”.

“We’re in the process right now of attempting to analyse and evaluate its worth,” he said.

Police have also revealed that Cho was admitted to a mental health unit in late 2005. (BBC)