Left: Injured occupants carried out of Norris Hall at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, VA, courtesy of AP
(Blacksburg, VA) A colleague paused to inform me a few minutes ago of the shooting rampage at Virginia Tech, and I - like every sentient being - am shocked at what transpired. Buried in research for some writing projects, I was oblivious to the horrors of this rampage. At this writing there are at least 32 people dead and dozens more injured in what is the deadliest shooting spree in American history.
And all I can do is ask the question I posted above: WHY?
Actually, my first thoughts, edited for readers, was something along the lines of "what the f**k?!?!?!" I sit at my desk, thankful on one hand that my immediate family and friends are safe, but profoundly disturbed that some twisted son of a bitch could take out his demented angst on innocent people.