04/18/2007

Police investigate gunman's video manifesto

In Mailing to NBC, Shooter's Explanation
Watch the video manifesto

By Michael E. Ruane and Chris L. Jenkins
The Washington Post

BLACKSBURG, Va. - Cho Seung Hui paused Monday morning during the shootings at Virginia Tech to stop at a post office and mail to NBC News in New York a disturbing package of pictures, writings and video before returning to the rampage.

The communications sought to explain his actions but served mostly to display his anger and illness. With threatening images and in a menacing video, America's deadliest gunman photographed himself wearing black and a backward baseball cap and pointing handguns at the camera and himself. He blamed rich people and humanity at large for the perceived wrongs that drove him to kill.

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