Waleed Mohamed Shaalan

Waleed Mohammed Shaalan, 32, of Zagazig, Egypt, was a doctoral student in civil engineering at Virginia Tech.

His roommate, Fahad Pasha, says Shaalan was married and the father of a 1-year-old son.

Pasha said Shaalan was like a big brother to him. Pasha's family moved to the U.S. from the United Arab Emirates in 2000, so he and Shaalan had many discussions about being in a new country.

Shaalan came to Virginia Tech last year to work with G.V. Loganathan, an engineering professor who also was also killed in the campus massacre, Pasha and other friends said.

The Egyptian Foreign Ministry said in a statement that the Egyptian embassy in Washington was taking necessary measures to fly his body home.


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