Virginia Tech students, parents respond to Blacksburg downtown shooting

BLACKSBURG, V. – Even 12 hours after the Blacksburg shooting death, people were wandering around, visiting the farmer’s market and having lunch.

But many people who spoke to 10 News say they are still angry about what happened on Saturday morning.

Emma Lopez, a student at Virginia Tech, said: “It’s scary to think this is so close and we were hearing gunshots on Draper Road, and I don’t know, it’s weird to hear that it’s so close to your house.” .

The attack took place a short distance from the Virginia Tech Campus. Students were told to take shelter, which caused many to worry about answers.

“We didn’t know what was going on the other night and this was probably the worst part,” said first-grader Ray Moody.


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Kelly and Larry Buddick were in town visiting their daughter in the first class of Virginia Tech. He said he was pleased to see how the city and the university had handled the situation.

“With all the police presence and stuff, I felt like it was being treated well. “Being here was better than a phone call and not knowing,” said Kelly.

Senior Elena Botnot left the house on Friday night, just minutes before the shooting. After Friday night, she said she would spend many nights.

“Blacksburg is a place where people feel safe and I told my mother, ‘I love this city. I can turn around. I can walk from shark to my house and feel safe all night. ‘ And as it turns out, it can either hurt you or ruin your Blacksburg environment. ”

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