To keep creating new content, we kindly appreciate any donation you can give to help the Murderpedia project stay alive. Anne Cleary, the assistant vice president for academic affairs28-year-old honor student Gang Lu believed a scholarship that went to Chan Lin-hua, a rival student, should have been his.
We have many plans and enthusiasm to keep expanding and making Murderpedia a better site, but we really need your help for this. He believed the use of a handgun, i.e., violence, was a proper means for resolving this dispute.
Gang orders the two young scientists out of the room at gunpoint.
He returns to Bob and fires two bullets into his head, killing him.
He enters an empty conference room, takes off his jacket, folds it and then kills himself, twelve minutes after he fired the first shot. (1963 - November 1, 1991), born in Beijing, China, (surname Lu; Chinese: 卢刚 L Gāng) was a graduate student in physics at the University of Iowa.
On Friday, November 1, 1991, using a .38 caliber revolver and also carrying a .22 caliber handgun, he shot and killed five people on the Iowa campus in Iowa City, seriously wounded another, then committed suicide.Months before the shootings, he wrote five letters explaining the reasons for his planned actions. According to the university, Lu said in the letters that he was angry and jealous that his doctoral dissertation had not received a prestigious academic award. Writer Jo Ann Beard later wrote an acclaimed personal essay based in part on the killings.According to university officials, four of the letters are in English and were intended to be sent to news organizations. The essay, called "The Fourth State of Matter," was originally published in The New Yorker, appeared in the 1997 edition of Best American Essays, and was later published in her collection of personal essays, The Boys of My Youth.Gang appealed the scholarship award to Chan with Dwight Nicholson, Chair of the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Iowa, who was confident to Gang that the decision would be overturned.However, the appealed was denied by the office of the vice-president for academic affairs.To ensure Chris and Chan are dead, he plugs two more bullets into Chris and one more into Chan.Gang then leaves the building, crosses two streets, enters another building and goes to the second floor.He later seriously wounded another student before he committed suicide.Perpetrator and motives The perpetrator of the shooting was 28-year-old Gang Lu (family name Lu; Chinese: 卢刚 L Gāng), a former graduate student at the University of Iowa.Those killed in Van Allen Hall, the physics department's building, were Christoph K.Goertz, a professor in the department and Lu's academic advisor; Dwight R.