Here’s the chart of Cho, and the year of the unfortunate event.
Cho’s daymaster is Xin metal. Xin people has a tendency to have ‘showy’ personalities. All Yin stems at the top basically describe a demure, softer side of Cho. However, when we look at the earthly branches, we see where the problem lies. Predominantly earth, metal and water, the chart lacks warm and the thing that stands out is the Ren Water which in the study of the 10 Gods (a Bazi technique)represents his hurting officer star.
There’s nothing wrong with a hurting officer star as it symbolizes competitiveness in creating something while looking for the attention. Usually the hurting officer star is quite obvious for the people seeking fame in the things they do, e.g. an actor etc. But if you look at each of the stems where the hurting officer star sits, including the year where the shootout occurred (2007), you will see a different element there. This basically means confusion, incoherent and inconsistent thoughts, coupled with the competitiveness and fame seeking intent. This in congruency is a cause of a lot of mental problems.
As the chart lacks fire, especially Bing fire, the ‘righteousness’ of the person becomes questionable.
On April 16, 2007, the month was Jia Chen (Wood-Dragon), day was a Geng-Chen (Metal-Dragon). I maintained for something drastic to happen, some ‘clash’ has to occur. In this case, Dragon clashed with Dog, Cho’s 10 years luck pillar. The clash was significant as it was a dragon-dog clash or yang earth and yang earth clash (think of an earthquake), and the storage and grave elements (secondary chi) was released. (fire and metal).
Cho was obviously emotionally disturbed and plotted this event, but the clash signified the decision to go on a rampage – a shooting rampage is represented by metal and fire.