The community gathers for a candlelight vigil.

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On April 16, 2007, the deadliest shooting in U.S. history took place on the campus of Virginia Tech University. The gunman, 23-year-old English major Cho Seung-Hui, killed 32 people before taking his own life and injured at least 15 others. The tragedy has stunned the nation, shattered families and left students and faculty in a state of shock.

The night after the shooting, the world watched as tens of thousands of students and community members gathered in Blacksburg, Virginia, for a candlelight vigil to remember the victims of this senseless act of violence.