Saturday, 17 October 2015

Christopher Harper-Mercer

Christopher Harper-Mercer walked into Umpqua Community College in Roseberg, Oregon on 1st October 2105 and fatally shot an assistant professor and eight students in a classroom. Nine other students were injured.

Harper-Mercer, who was a student in the writing class, entered the classroom and fired a warning shot. Some witnesses said he then forced fellow students to the center of the classroom. He deliberately spared one student's life so that student could deliver a package from him to police before he opened fire on the other students. He forced this student to sit at the back of the classroom and watch as he continued shooting with two handguns.

He first shot the assistant English professor at point-blank range. He allegedly asked two students for their religion, shooting them after they gave him a response. Other witnesses said he asked if students were Christians, telling those who replied in the affirmative that they would go to heaven as he shot them.

Some students were shot multiple times. One woman was struck several times in the stomach while trying to close a classroom door. He made a woman beg for her life before shooting her, shot another woman when she tried to reason with him, and shot a third woman in the leg after she tried to defend herself with a desk. One victim, Sarena Dawn Moore, was killed while trying to climb back into a wheelchair at his orders.

Thankfully the little shit didn't survive the subsequent encounter with Oregon police.