Victim Kim Dietz, 59, was attending Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Oregon, as a mature student alongside her daughter Shannon, 18, who survived the attack unharmed.
They were among the most seriously wounded in the attack at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg.
The authorities also discovered that the suspected perpetrator, identified as Chris Harper Mercer, 26, was in possession of 14 firearms and not 13, as at first reported.
(AP Photo/John Locher). Vincent Attanasio holds up a sign while performing with the Roseburg High School band Saturday, October 3, 2015, in Roseburg, Ore.
For Pastor Scroggins, the day of the shooting ended with a reunion with his daughter outside the college.
Click play to watch the entire, unedited interview with Pastor Randy Scroggins as he retells his daughter Lacey’s account of the shooting in Roseburg, Oregon.
When pastor Jon Nutter got a text Thursday about the shooting and realized how many had been killed or injured, he immediately formed a prayer circle at Starbucks where he was sitting.
The official also said the mother of 26-year-old gunman Christopher Harper-Mercer has told investigators that he was struggling with a few mental health issues.
Bonnie Schaan, the mother of 16-year-old Cheyeanne Fitzgerald, said she was told by her daughter that the gunman gave someone an envelope and told him to go to a corner of the classroom.
It has emerged that Harper-Mercer, who is not thought to have had a criminal history, also failed basic training for the US Army in 2008 while his social media profiles suggested he may have supported the IRA.
“They had been waiting for a long time, hoping, praying”, said Nutter, pastor of Hucrest Community Church of God.
This report contains material from The Associated Press. “I believe with all that I have, that the blood of Treven saved my little girl”. “I don’t know what that’s about”, he said. Writing on Yahoo Answers under the name TweetyBird, she mocked “lame states” with tough gun-control laws, and said that because of the multiple loaded guns she kept at home, “no one will be “dropping” by my house uninvited without acknowledgement”. “I’m so sorry for your loss”. Whatever the motive for last week’s shooting, Harper-Mercer reportedly wrote that nothing could have prevented the shooting.
Officials did not reveal the content of the note. The official is familiar with the investigation but wasn’t authorized to speak publically because it is ongoing.
Witnesses said the 59-year-old, a former park ranger, was killed when she poked her head around the classroom door upon hearing the shooting.
Harper-Mercer commanded another young man to come forward, but this time, according to Scroggins, the shooter said, “You’re the lucky one”. John Locher/AP A boy prays at a makeshift memorial near Snyder Hall, the building on the Umpqua Community College campus where nine people were murdered. “Don’t go to school tomorrow if you are in the northwest”.