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Police: Va. Tech gunman fired 170 rounds

Pallbearers carry Leslie Sherman's casket after her funeral in Alexandria, Va., on Tuesday, April 24, 2007. Sherman, 20, was one of 32 people killed by Seung-Hui Cho at Virginia Tech on April 16, in the deadliest shooting rampage in modern U.S. history. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) — The gunman who carried out the massacre at Virginia Tech fired more than 170 rounds in nine minutes and died with a bullet to his head in a classroom surrounded by his victims, authorities said Wednesday.

Police provided new details about the case at a news conference on the campus of Virginia Tech.

They said Seung-Hui Cho had chained shut three public entrances in the building where he killed 30 students and teachers. Two other victims were gunned down two hours early at a dormitory across campus.

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