Rumor of attempted suicide by Cho's parents spreads: Radio Korea
Rumor spread that parents of Cho Seung-hui attempted to commit suicide, according to Los Angeles-based Radio Korea.
Cho's father slashed his wrist to death immediately after he learned of his son's killings at 8 p.m. last night, local time, according to residents living near Cho's parents' house.
Cho's mother also attempted to kill herself by taking toxic drug. She was quickly transported to the hospital, but is listed in critical condition now according to the report.
Radio Korea also reported that it was widely speculated that his parents severed all contacts with neighbors after having received the news, leading to another rumor that they were visiting Korea at the time of the incident.
Cho's parents had already attempted to kill themselves before police approached their house according to an unconfirmed source.