Police Know V.T. Gunman’s ID

By Caroline Miller,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 17, 2007 8:34 AM CDT
Students console each other after a memorial service at War Memorial Chapel near Norris Hall, the site of a shooting on the campus of Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Va., Monday, April 16, 2007. A gunman...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – Police have a preliminary ID on the man who gunned down 30 people at Virginia Tech, but they aren't ready to release it, CNN reports. They won’t even confirm that the same gunman pulled the trigger at two the sites across campus, two hours apart, in the largest mass killing in American history.

The silent, expressionless shooter carried no ID and killed himself as police closed in. He was reported by witnesses to be a young man of Asian descent, dressed in jeans, a blue jacket and an ammo vest, wielding two handguns, one of them semi-automatic, both with the serial numbers obliterated, the Washington Post reported.