By RUSSELL GOLDMAN
April 17, 2007 — Police have identified the Virginia Tech killer responsible for the deaths of 32 people as Cho Seung-hui.
Cho, 23, a Virginia Tech student and a native of South Korea, was a resident alien who lived in Centerville, Va.
Police say the senior English major was likely responsible for both shootings at the university, the first of which took place at around 7:15 a.m. Monday, when two people were killed at West Ambler Johnston Hall dormitory. Later that morning, the remaining victims were killed in the engineering studies building Norris Hall.
Immigration officials linked the fingerprints at the scene to Cho's immigration documents.
Legal permanent resident aliens may purchase firearms in the state of Virginia. The buyer must, however, provide additional identification to prove he or she is a resident of the state.