7:30 - 8:00 a.m.

A friend of Hilscher’s arrives at WAJ to join her to walk to chemistry class. The friend is questioned by detectives and explains that on Monday mornings, Hilscher’s boyfriend would drop her off and go back to Radford University where he was a student. She tells police that the boyfriend is an avid gun user. This leads the police to seek him as a “person of interest” and potential suspect.

7:29 a.m.

VT Rescue Squad 3 arrives at Hilscher’s room.

7:26 a.m.

VT Rescue Squad 3 arrives on scene outside WAJ.

7:25 a.m.

Cho accesses his university email account (based on computer records). He erases his files and the account.

7:24 a.m.

The VTPD officer arrives at Hilscher’s dorm room in WAJ, finds two people shot inside the room and immediately requests additional VTPD resources.

7:21 a.m.

The VTPD dispatcher notifies the Virginia Tech Rescue Squad that a female student had possibly fallen from her loft bed in WAJ. A VTPD officer is dispatched to WAJ to accompany the Virginia Tech Rescue Squad, which is also dispatched (per standard protocol).

7:20 a.m.

The Virginia Tech Police Department receives a call on its administrative telephone line advising that a female student in WAJ had possibly fallen from her loft bed. The caller was given this information by another WAJ resident near Hilscher’s dorm room who heard the noise.

7:17 a.m.

Cho’s access card is swiped at Harper Hall. He goes to his room to change out of his bloody clothes.

About 7:15 a.m.

Cho shoots Hilscher in her room at WAJ. He also shoots Ryan Christopher Clark, a residential advisor. Clark, it is thought, most likely came to investigate noises in Hilscher’s room, which is next door to his. Both of the victims’ wounds prove to be fatal.

7:02 a.m.

Emily Hilscher enters WAJ after being dropped off by her boyfriend (the time is based on her swipe card record).