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West Ambler Johnston Residence Hall
Cho killed two people in Room 4040 (in the "elevator section," between the male and female portions) of the fourth floor of West Ambler Johnston Residence Hall.
Emily Jane Hilscher, 19, a freshman from Woodville in Rappahannock County, Virginia, in Animal and Poultry Sciences. Hilscher, Cho's first victim, was initially described as his girlfriend, perhaps because Hilscher's actual boyfriend, Karl Thornhill, was the initial suspect in the case. But Hilscher's roommate said there was no relationship between the two, and the superintendent of the Virginia State police, Col. W. Steven Flaherty, later said there was "no known relationship" between Cho and any of the victims. Hilscher had been a student at Virginia Tech since fall 2006.
Ryan Christopher "Stack" Clark, 22, a senior from Martinez in Columbia County, Georgia. An RA (resident assistant) in West Ambler Johnston Residence Hall, Clark was killed in Room 4040 when he went to help Hilscher. Clark had been a student at Virginia Tech since fall 2002 and was also about to graduate with three degrees.
 Norris Hall
Norris HallCho killed 25 students and five professors in four classrooms and a hallway on the second floor of one wing of Norris Hall before committing suicide in Norris 211. He tried but failed to enter a fifth classroom, Norris 205, after students of an "Issues in Scientific Computing" class taught by graduate student Haiyan Cheng barricaded the door;  the professor normally teaching the class was not present, therefore Cheng assumed his position for that day. 
 Room 204 (Solid Mechanics)
The class had 23 registered students. Professor Liviu Librescu and one student were fatally shot. At least eight students are known to have survived. Students who escaped credit their survival to Librescu, who shielded the door. Caroline Merrey, a senior, said, "I don’t think I would be here if it wasn't for him." 
 Faculty killed in Room 204
Liviu Librescu, 76, Professor, Engineering Science & Mechanics, and Holocaust survivor. He was struck by five bullets, including one to the head.
 Students killed in Room 204
Minal Hiralal "Minu" Panchal, 26, a graduate student from Mumbai, India, in Architecture, had been a student at Virginia Tech since fall 2006.
 Students injured in Room 204
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A male student, 21 from Virginia Beach, Virginia, Engineering. A bullet hit his left side and right arm, puncturing an abdominal muscle.
A male student, 23, from Smithfield, Virginia, Engineering  A bullet grazed his hairline, ricocheted, and hit his right biceps.  
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 Room 206 (Advanced Hydrology)
Norris 206 was the first class attacked by Cho. The class had 15 registered students. Nine students died, four survived, and two were not present at the time. The professor, G. V. Loganathan, died. Guillermo Colman, a survivor, recalled that the room had 15 occupants, and that Cho's first shot hit a student sitting in the second row of the classroom. Partahi Mamora Halomoan Lumbantoruan, who was killed by multiple gunshots, protected Colman by diving on top of him. Colman's various accounts leave it unclear whether this act was intentional or the involuntary result of being shot. Cho left the room, but later returned and shot other students. Waleed Shaalan, shot at least once during Cho's first entry, moved as Cho reentered, and was shot and killed. Another student says Shaalan's movement distracted the shooter, preventing this student from becoming Cho's target.
 Faculty killed in Room 206
G. V. Loganathan, 53, Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering. An American citizen born in Tamil Nadu, India, Loganathan had taught at Virginia Tech for 15 years. His wife said he had wanted to be buried as close to his campus as possible.
 Students killed in Room 206
Brian Roy Bluhm, 25, a graduate student from Cedar Rapids, Iowa, in Civil Engineering. Bluhm had been a graduate student at Virginia Tech since Spring 2005. He first enrolled at Virginia Tech as a student in Fall 2000 and had previously earned his bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering from Virginia Tech in Fall 2004. Cho shot Bluhm, Matthew Gwaltney, and Juan Ortiz as they sat in the front of the room. 
Matthew Gregory Gwaltney, 24, a graduate student from Chester in Chesterfield County, Virginia, in Environmental Engineering. Gwaltney had been a graduate student at Virginia Tech since Fall 2005. Gwaltney died while sitting in the front of the room next to Bluhm and Ortiz.
Jeremy Michael Herbstritt, 27, a graduate student from Bellefonte, Pennsylvania, in Civil Engineering. Herbstritt had been a student at Virginia Tech since Fall 2006. He graduated from Penn State University before attending Virginia Tech for graduate school.
Jarrett Lee Lane, 22, a senior from Narrows, Virginia, in Civil Engineering. Lane had been a student at Virginia Tech since Fall 2003.
Partahi Mamora Halomoan "Mora" Lumbantoruan, 34, a graduate student from Medan, Indonesia and residing in Blacksburg, Virginia, in Civil Engineering. Lumbantoruan had been a student at Virginia Tech since Fall 2003. Lumbantoruan died next to the window, in front of Park and behind Colman.  (Indonesian Wikipedia article)
Daniel Patrick O'Neil, 23, a graduate student from Lincoln, Rhode Island, in Environmental Engineering. O'Neil had been a student at Virginia Tech since Fall 2006.
Juan Ramón Ortiz-Ortiz, 26, a graduate student from Bayamón, Puerto Rico, in Civil Engineering. Ortiz died while sitting in the front of the room next to Bluhm and Gwaltney.
Julia Kathleen Pryde, 23, a graduate student from Middletown Township, New Jersey, in Biological Sciences. Pryde had been a graduate student at Virginia Tech since Summer 2006, but she began as a freshman in Fall of 2001.  Pryde died next to the door. 
Waleed Mohamed Shaalan, 32, a graduate student from Zagazig, Egypt and residing in Blacksburg, Virginia, Civil Engineering. At the time of his death Shaalan had a wife and a fifteen month-old son and planned to bring them to the United States   Shaalan had been a student at Virginia Tech since Fall 2006.
 Students injured in Room 206
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A male student, 27, from South Korea, Civil Engineering. Cho's bullet hit him on the right side and left hand.
A male Uruguayan student, 38, from Argentina and residing in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, Civil Engineering. A 9mm bullet hit his head behind the left ear. Its final resting place was reported by USA Today as the skull and by the Uruguay Daily News as the throat. Another bullet hit his shoulder. 
 Room 207 (Elementary German)
The class had 15 registered students. Four died and eight are known to have been in the room and survived. The instructor, Christopher James "Jamie" Bishop, was killed by a gunshot wound to the head. Cho fired around twenty to thirty rounds during a 90 second period before leaving . After Cho's initial entry, Katelyn Carney, Derek O'Dell, Trey Perkins, and Erin Sheehan barricaded the door of Room 207, the German class and attended to the wounded. Perkins used his clothing to stop bleeding in wounded students. Unlike the occupants in Norris 204, the students in Norris 207 could not safely evacuate via the windows, as the ground below consisted of concrete, and the windows opened from the bottoms. Cho returned minutes later and O'Dell and Carney prevented him from re-entering the room. Both O'Dell and Carney were injured. The shots through the door hit Carney and Kevin Sterne, another survivor . Garrett Evans, a survivor, credits the students barricading the door for saving his life.
Sheehan recalled that there were two students absent from the class that day. She said that four of the survivors (Carney, O'Dell, Perkins and Sheehan) were able to leave the room on their own, including two who were injured.
 Faculty killed in Room 207
Christopher James "Jamie" Bishop, 35, Instructor, Foreign Languages and Literatures, son of author Michael Bishop. Bishop died of a gunshot wound to the side of his head.   Bishop has a portfolio of his works (digital collages, illustrations, and photographs) online. He illustrated books for "Philip Lawson," a pseudonym jointly used by his father, Michael Bishop and Paul Di Filippo, in addition to illustrating for other authors. Jamie Bishop had taught at Virginia Tech since August 10, 2005.
 Students killed in Room 207
Lauren Ashley McCain, 20, a freshman from Hampton, Virginia, in International Studies. McCain had been a student at Virginia Tech since Fall 2006.
Michael Steven Pohle, Jr., 23, a senior from Raritan Township, New Jersey, in Biological Sciences. Pohle had been a student at Virginia Tech since Fall 2002.
Maxine Shelly Turner, 22, a senior from Vienna, Virginia, in Chemical Engineering. Turner, finished with her required credits, studied German as an elective. She was a graduate of James Madison High School. Turner had been a student at Virginia Tech since Fall 2003.
Nicole Regina White, 20, a junior from Carrollton, Isle of Wight County, Virginia, in International Studies and German. White had been a student at Virginia Tech since Fall 2004.
 Students injured in Room 207
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A female student, 21, in International Studies, from Sterling, Loudoun County, Virginia (a bullet passed through her left hand and another bullet grazed her head.)
A male student, 30, from Plainfield, Illinois (shot in the left leg.)
A female senior, 22,in Psychology, originally from Eritrea, residing in Woodbridge, Prince William County, Virginia. (Received gunshot wounds to the head and right arm.)
A male student, 21, in Mathematics, from Mullica Hill, Harrison Township, New Jersey. (Hit with five bullet fragments, including once in the face )
A male student, 20, in Biological Sciences, from Roanoke, Virginia (shot through the right arm). 
A male student, 22, in Electrical Engineering, from Eighty Four, Pennsylvania. and Media Communications ) (wounded in the right thigh twice, causing a pierced femoral artery; he used an electrical cord as a tourniquet to stem the bleeding from the inch-long gash in the artery) On Saturday, May 12, 2007 he was able to walk unassisted across the stage at his graduation ceremony to receive his diploma with the use of a crutch.
 Room 211 (Intermediate French)
Of the 22 registered students, eleven died and seven survived. The instructor, Jocelyne Couture-Nowak, also perished. Upon hearing gunfire in neighboring classrooms, Couture-Nowak and the students failed an attempt to barricade the room. Four students did not attend class during the shooting, and one of them, while enrolled in the class, never attended. After Cho shot Couture-Nowak and several students, he left the room and then later returned. During the second episode, Cho walked down the rows shooting students multiple times. During both episodes, the gunman walked through the room in a counter-clockwise pattern  Matthew La Porte, an Air Force ROTC student, is reported to have attempted to tackle Cho from behind but was fatally injured in the attempt. A survivor of Norris 211 said that he was the only student in the room to escape injury. Therefore, six of the seven survivors in Norris 211 sustained injuries and survived. Cho committed suicide in Norris 211. After Cho's death, the only uninjured classmate in the room removed a body obstructing the door, allowing police to account for the living and dead. Room 211 had around thirty desks, and, at the time of the shooting, bookbags clogged the aisles. Walking through the room proved to be difficult, and there were few hiding places from the shooter.
 Faculty killed in Room 211
Jocelyne Couture-Nowak, 49, Instructor, Foreign Languages. Couture-Nowak was a French instructor from Montreal, Quebec. Couture-Nowak worked for Virginia Tech since August 10, 2001. While residing in Truro, Nova Scotia, she played a key role in establishing the first Francophone school in the region. Couture-Nowak died in front of the door. and next to the teacher's desk 
 Students killed in Room 211
Ross Abdallah Alameddine, 20, a sophomore from Saugus, Massachusetts, in University Studies. Alameddine had been a student at Virginia Tech since Fall 2005. The New York Times states that Alameddine died in the middle of the room, while the Los Angeles Times states that he died near the door. According to classmates, among them Justin Keyser, enrolled in a fall 2006 English class that included Cho and Alameddine, Alameddine tried to communicate with Cho with no success.
Austin Michelle Cloyd, 18, a freshman from Champaign, Illinois, in International Studies and French. Cloyd's father, C. Bryan Cloyd, worked in Virginia Tech's accounting department since 2005. Austin Cloyd had been a student at Virginia Tech since Fall 2006.
Caitlin Millar Hammaren, 19, a sophomore from Westtown in Minisink, New York, in International Studies and French. Hammaren had been a student at Virginia Tech since Fall 2005.
Rachael Elizabeth Hill, 18, a freshman from Richmond, Virginia.
Matthew Joseph La Porte, 20, a sophomore from Dumont, New Jersey, in University Studies. La Porte had been a student at Virginia Tech since Fall 2005. La Porte died next to the door.
Henry J. Lee, 20, a first-year sophomore, from Roanoke, Virginia in Computer Engineering. Lee, whose birth name was Henh Ly, was a naturalized U.S. citizen, and had been a student at Virginia Tech since Fall 2006. His body was found next to the door of the classroom, suggesting he may have attempting to barricade the door with the professor.
Daniel Alejandro Pérez Cueva, 21, a student from Lima, Peru with his family in Woodbridge in Prince William County, Virginia, in International Relations.
Erin Nicole Peterson, 18, a freshman from Centreville in Fairfax County, Virginia, in International Studies. Peterson graduated from Westfield High School in Fairfax County, Virginia. Peterson had been a student at Virginia Tech since Fall 2006. Peterson died in the center of the room.
Mary Karen Read, 19, a freshman from Annandale, Fairfax County, Virginia. Read had been a student at Virginia Tech since Fall 2006. Read died in the back of the room.
Reema Joseph Samaha, 18, a freshman from Centreville, Fairfax County, Virginia. Samaha graduated from Westfield High School in Fairfax County, Virginia. Samaha had been a student at Virginia Tech since Fall 2006. Samaha planned to major in urban planning and minor in international relations or French .
Leslie Geraldine Sherman, 20, a sophomore from Springfield, Fairfax County, Virginia, in History and International Studies. Sherman had been a student at Virginia Tech since Fall 2005. Sherman died next to Violand.
 Students injured in Room 211
A female sophomore, 19, from Richmond, Virginia, in Nutrition and Food.  (Shot in the back while in the center of the room; after Cho's suicide, walked out of the room with Violand. )
A male junior, 21, from Richmond, Virginia, in International Studies. (Located near the wall, he was hit in the left leg and had femur shattered during the first episode; during the second his shoulder and buttocks were hit.)
A female sophomore, 19. (Two bullets grazed the back of her head. )
A female sophomore, 19, from Vienna, Virginia, in International Studies. (Cho injured her in the stomach  and back  while she was near the wall 
A freshman, 19, from Harrisonburg, Virginia, in International Studies. (Shot three times in the leg)
A female freshman, 19, from Gibsonia, Pennsylvania, in Biological Sciences. (Located near the wall, she was shot three times in the stomach and buttocks. One of Cho's bullets hit her liver. She was also grazed by a bullet on the head. Her injuries caused her to collapse after briefly getting up and taking three steps  following Cho's suicide. An infection caused by the shrapnel within her prompted doctors to perform emergency surgery on her )
Though most of the victims were shot by Cho in Norris Hall classrooms, evidence shows that he targeted everyone whom he encountered, even those in the second floor hallways. Two professors from the third floor of Norris came downstairs to address the commotion on the second floor, Kevin Granata and Wally Grant.
 Killed in the hallway
Kevin P. Granata, 45, Professor, Engineering Science & Mechanics.
 Injured in the hallway
A 27-year-old male Aegis Linguistics student. (He was shot in the shoulder while trying to aid in evacuating students from Norris Hall.)
John Wallace "Wally" Grant, 64, Biomedical Engineering faculty member. (Grant encountered Cho in the hallway and was hit in the hand.)
 Injured students, classroom not stated
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A male student, 20, in Engineering Science and mechanics, from Catonsville, Baltimore County, Maryland (Hit twice in the right leg and once in an elbow.)
Seung-Hui Cho, 23, a senior from Centreville, Fairfax County, Virginia. He shot himself in the temple in Norris 211 after a second round of shooting the room's occupants.  Cho's gunshot wound destroyed his face, delaying the identification of his body for several hours.