Seoul, South Korea, April 18, 2007—Mourners hold a candlelight vigil in front of the U.S. embassy to honor the victims of this week's mass shooting at Virginia Tech university.
On Monday, April 16, Virginia Tech senior and Korean native Cho Seung-Hui went on a violent rampage on the university's campus in Blacksburg, Virginia, killing 32 students and faculty before turning a gun on himself.
In the wake of the massacre, Koreans in the U.S. and abroad expressed shock and remorse and voiced fears that the incident might lead to anti-Korean sentiment.
"The shock doubled after I heard that a Korean was behind the shooting," office worker Kang Jong-Kyun told The Korea Herald.
"But now I am most concerned about possible discrimination of Korean residents in the U.S. I hope this incident doesn't become the source of any racial conflicts."