Sometime after killing his first two victim’s at a Virgina Tech residence hall, shooter Cho Seung-Hui took time out to visit a Virginia post office and mail an
insane press kit to NBC News in New York.
Shortly afterwards, he returned to Virginia Tech, entered another campus building and killed 30 more students,
before turning the gun on himself.
NBC News President Steve Capus said the package included a long, “rambling, manifesto-like statement embedded with a series of photographs. The material is “hard-to-follow … disturbing, very disturbing — very angry, profanity-laced,” he added. The package, however, did not include any photographs of the shootings.
The package was delivered to NBC this morning and was immediately turned over to FBI agents in New York. The FBI is assisting Virginia State Police in the investigation.
The Hollywood Hills were ablaze today and the famous Hollywood Sign in danger along with celebrity homes and film studios. The fire, now under control, was reportedly started by two teenagers from Illinois staying at the Oakwood Apartments, home to the nearly famous. The youths who are currently being held in custody walked into a Burbank police station around 3 p.m. and were turned over to Los Angeles police. The air was filled with a thick orange smoke that spread as far as downtown LA and five helicoptors helped fight the fire from the air. Deputy Police Chief Michael R. Hillmann refused to say what the youths admitted to, but characterized it as “an irresponsible act.”