6th anniversary of Virginia Tech shooting - KYTX CBS 19 Tyler Longview News Weather Sports

6th anniversary of Virginia Tech shooting

Posted: Updated:

BLACKSBURG, VA (CNN) - Today is the sixth anniversary of the Virginia Tech shooting rampage.

It comes a day after bombs went off near the finish line at the Boston Marathon, killing three people and injuring nearly 150 others.  As the nation mourns this fresh tragedy, the state of Virginia is pausing to honor its victims from April 16th, 2007. That's when a 23-year-old college student went on a shooting spree at the campus in Blacksburg. 32 victims were killed -- and the gunman took his own life.

It's considered the deadliest shooting rampage in modern U.S. history. Virginia's governor has named April 16th as the official day of remembrance. At the stroke of midnight, a ceremony candle was lit and will remain so for 24 hours. And at 9:43 this morning, a statewide moment of silence will be observed.

Powered by WorldNow

2211 ESE Loop 323
Tyler, TX 75701
Phone (903) 581-2211
Fax (903) 581-5769

Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and KYTX. All Rights Reserved. Users of this site agree to the Terms of Service, Privacy Notice/Your California Privacy Rights, and Ad Choices.