Everyone in the classroom dropped to the ground.
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Boylan, 18, was hit in the back by a bullet that traveled down her spine. Laurel Harper was awarded custody of her son.
Lucero’s sister, Maria Leticia Alcaraz, posted to Facebook that her sister was missing, then broke the news that she was dead. The gunman died following a shootout with police. “Douglas County Sheriff John Hanlin – more out of anger than discretion – said he would not utter the assailant’s name”.
Hanlin reiterated that he will not officially identify the gunman, leaving that task to the state medical examiner’s office. She said she occasionally heard him having temper tantrums in his apartment. “I’m refusing to state his name….” You could hear the gunshots echoing in the hall.”The UCC campus remained closed Friday”.
Why did Chris Harper Mercer UCC Shooter kill 10 Oregon victims?
The official did not reveal the contents of the document but described it as an effort to leave a message for law enforcement.
Authorities have not disclosed whether they have such a package, but a law enforcement official said Saturday a manifesto of several pages had been recovered. Law enforcement officers say he also carried spare ammunition.
Seven other people were wounded in the attack in Roseburg, about 180 miles south of Portland. His father, Ian Mercer, originally from the United Kingdom, told reporters outside his Tarzana, California, home, “I’m just as shocked as anybody at what happened”.
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Bronte Hart, who lives in the building where Mercer lived, said the man would “sit by himself in the dark in the balcony with this little light”.
Reina Webb, 19, said the man’s mother was friendly and often chatted with neighbors, but Harper-Mercer kept to himself.
Another neighbor, Steven Fisher, described him as “skittish”.
Wanda Mintz said her nephew tried to crawl away but could not move because of his wounds.
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“I don’t know where she is”.
“A man who was known by no one, is now known by everyone”. His face splashed across every screen, his name across the lips of every person on the planet, all in the course of one day. In one post, he appeared to urge readers to watch the online footage of Vester Flanagan shooting two former colleagues live on TV in August in Virginia, noting “the more people you kill, the more you’re in the limelight”. “I’m sure we crossed paths at a few point”. Those in critical condition were flown to other hospitals.
That view – related to the adage that ‘no publicity is bad publicity’ has always been part of the American cultural landscape, Lankford said. One surgery patient was discharged, he said.
Authorities released the identities of the victims Friday.
According to witnesses in the classroom where the shooting began on Thursday morning, Mercer was targeting Christians. Those killed and wounded were found in at least two classrooms.
Jason Johnson had just started his first week at the college, his mother told NBC News Friday. Once, neighbors said, she went door-to-door with a petition to get the landlord to exterminate cockroaches in her apartment, saying they bothered her son.
“He was a quiet kid”, Sandlin said. She added that “he seemed a bit stunted with social skills”, but said there was no indication he would do what he did, and that he was never fanatical about religion.
“It’s extremely surreal”, said resident Shannon Medrano. In fact, authorities have so far refused to make any comments on why 26-year-old Chris Harper-Mercer opened fire on the Umpqua Community College campus.
Crowds gathered Thursday night at a park to honor the victims.
“He was in the military and knew what it was”, said Mintz’s aunt, Wanda Mintz.
News of the shooting quickly reverberated through Washington and the 2016 campaign trail.
“It’s something that Chris and many others are trained to do”, he said.
“Somehow this has become routine”, he said.
Federal Bureau of Investigation spokeswoman Laura Eimiller confirmed to us tonight that “L.A.-based agents are assisting Oregon by covering leads generated for Southern California”.
“Our thoughts and prayers are not enough”.
The bid for public attention and renown is not unique to American gunmen, said Lankford, who is conducting a comprehensive study of the mass-shooting phenomenon.