Shooter Used Americanized Version of His Name
RENEE MONTAGNE, Host:
Unidentified Man#3: The words and images left behind by Cho Seung-hui...
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MONTAGNE: That's how Fox News, NBC, MSNBC and CNN identified the 23-year-old gunman. But in the Los Angeles Times, on ABC and NPR, you heard this.
ROBERT SIEGEL: The shooter has been identified as Seung-hui Cho...
ALEX CHADWICK: Unidentified Man#4: Reporters say Seung-hui Cho was taken to a mental health facility.
MONTAGNE: Many listeners have asked for an explanation. And some have pointed out that in the country Cho emigrated from, South Korea, the family name appears first followed by the given name. In this case the family name is Cho, the given name Seung-hui. NPR is using the Americanized version of the shooters name, Seung-hui Cho. Cho himself seems to have used both versions.
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