Gunman in Virginia Tech shooting was S. Korean

BLACKSBURG, Virginia Tue Apr 17, 2007 9:45am EDT

1 of 18. Police keep watch behind yellow tape at Norris Hall at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Virginia April 17, 2007.

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BLACKSBURG, Virginia (Reuters) - The gunman who killed 32 people and then himself at Virginia Tech university on Monday was identified by police on Tuesday as Cho Seung-Hui, a South Korean studying at the university.

Police said he was 23 and that one of two guns recovered was used in both of the two separate shooting incidents at the campus on Monday.

"The evidence has not led us to say with all certainty that the same shooter was involved in both shootings," Steven Flaherty, superintendent of the Virginia State Police, told a news conference.

"It's certainly reasonable for us to assume that Cho was the shooter in both places."

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