Killer in Reverse: Virginia Shooter Gets New Name

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In a statement to the Associated Press today, the family of the student responsible for the Virginia Tech shootings says his name is Seung-Hui Cho not Cho Seung-Hui as first reported to the media by police and school officials.

The Asian American Journalists Association notes that while Korean names are traditionally written with the surname first, many families adopt the western order of surname last when they emigrate to the United States.

The Cho family came to the U-S in 1992, when he was eight years old.

The AP said it will use the Cho family’s preference.

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