Apr. 16, Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Virginia became the location for what has
become the deadliest shooting spree in U.S. History. Cho
Seung-Hui , a 23-year-old English major armed with a 9-millimeter handgun and
22-caliber handgun, shot two students at West Ambler Johnston Hall, a dormitory
on Virginia Techs Campus. A
little over two hours later, Seung-Hui went on to kill 30 more people, including
students and professors in four different classrooms in Norris Hall, an academic
building, before taking his own life.A
number of politicians and celebrities have already spoken out and given their
condolences on this tragedy.
Now, various members of Virginia’s Hip-Hop community are opening up about the
Virginia Tech killings. For
Virginia rappers Pusha T, Fam-Lay, and Skillz the tragedy strikes close to home.
feel that the shooting at Virginia Tech was a terrible tragedy…definitely a
shock and totally unexpected, The Clipses Pusha T told AllHipHop.com.
Random acts of violence can happen anywhere. We must come together as a
community to be strong for students and families whose lives were lost.
Virginias Fam-Lay and Richmond, Virginias Skillz also expressed their
thoughts on the situation. "Everyone
in Virginia is feeling the effects of the shooting right now, said Fam-Lay.
Seeing a story like this on the news is one thing, but when it happens so
close to home, it really has an impact on everybody in the area. We would never
wish these things on anyone, and our prayers go out to the all families who lost
a child that day." Today
(Apr. 18), Virginia police revealed that Seung-Hui mailed a package containing
photographs, writings, and videos to NBCs headquarters in New York possibly
on the day of the tragedy and even more bizarre, the packages may have been mailed
by Seung-Hui in between the two shootings. "This
may be a very new, critical component of this investigation," said Col. Steve
Flaherty, superintendent of Virginia State Police. "We’re in the process
right now of attempting to analyze and evaluate its worth." "It
just goes to show you that you never know what’s going on in someone elses
mind," Skillz told AllHipHop.com. "Its a crazy world we living and its
getting crazier every day. Last week some one calling a team ‘nappy headed hoes’
was the talk of the world and look at how much can change in a week." The
first funeral was held today for Liviu Librescu, Virginia Tech professor and Holocaust