The Virginia Tech capturing (also referred to as the Virginia Tech bloodbath) was a faculty capturing that happened on April 16, 2007, on the campus of Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State College in Blacksburg, Virginia, United States. Seung-Hui Cho, a senior at Virginia Tech, shot and killed 32 individuals and wounded 17 others in two separate assaults, roughly two hours aside, earlier than committing suicide (one other six individuals have been injured escaping from classroom home windows).The assault is the deadliest capturing incident by a single gunman in U.S. historical past and one of many deadliest by a single gunman worldwide.

The assaults acquired worldwide media protection and drew widespread criticism of U.S. gun tradition. It sparked intense debate about gun violence, gun legal guidelines, gaps within the U.S. system for treating psychological well being points, the perpetrator’s frame of mind, the duty of school administrations, privateness legal guidelines, journalism ethics, and different points. Tv information organizations that aired parts of the killer’s multimedia manifesto have been criticized by victims’ households, Virginia regulation enforcement officers, and the American Psychiatric Affiliation