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.”
A gun-free zone of course. There is some evidence the shooter was a Black Lives Matter supporter.
What a surprise:
Mercer’s California neighbors also spoke of his relationship with his mother, Laurel Harper. The two lived together in Torrance, California, and several of their neighbors interviewed by the Times said they were very close.
Julia Winstead recalled a day where Harper appealed to their neighbors to sign a petition to urge her landlord to exterminate their one-bedroom apartment for cockroaches.
“She said, ‘My son is dealing with some mental issues, and the roaches are really irritating him,’” Winstead said.