New York Post
A 26-year-old gunman singled out Christians for slaughter during a rampage at an Oregon community college Thursday, leaving at least 9 people dead and many more wounded, survivors and authorities said.
“The shooter was lining people up and asking if they were Christian,” tweeted “@bodhilooney,” who said her grandmother was inside the Umpqua Community College classroom that was the scene of the 10:40 a.m. carnage.
“If they said yes, then they were shot in the head. If they said no, or didn’t answer, they were shot in the legs.”
Student Kortney Moore, 18, said she was attending a Writing 115 class
inside the Roseburg college’s Snyder Hall when a bullet pierced a
window, the southwestern Oregon city’s News-Review newspaper reported.
She saw her teacher get shot in the head and said the gunman asked people to state their religion before he opened fire.
The gunman, identified as Chris Harper-Mercer, was killed during a
shootout with police outside one of the classrooms, according Douglas
County Sheriff John Hanlin.