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Why did Chris Harper Mercer UCC Shooter kill 10 Oregon victims?

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Why did Chris Harper Mercer (pictured) set on Oregon’s Umpqua college campus?

Questions have this evening been asked after authorities revealed the identity of UCC Shooter as Chris Harper Mercer, 26, who callously took the lives of at least 10 people, wounding 7 at Umpqua community college in southwest Oregon earlier Thursday.

Whilst initial reports said the man had been detained alive, reports later indicated law enforcement officers shot and killed Mercer in an exchange of gunfire. According to CNN Mercer entered school campus armed with four guns, three handguns and an AR-15-style long gun. How Mercer obtained the weapons is yet to be understood.

Offered an unnamed police source via the nytimes‘He appears to be an angry young man who was very filled with hate.’

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The carnage saw Mercer opening fire in one building on campus before moving to the school’s science building. Victims were found in at least two buildings. Mercer allegedly asked people to stand up and state their religion, and then started firing reported Oregon’s News-Review.

Kortney Moore, an 18-year-old student, told the newspaper that she was in her writing class in Snyder Hall when a shot came through a window. She said she saw her teacher get shot in the head and the gunman entering the room, telling people to get on the ground. Moore said he then told people to stand up and state their religion, before firing away.

Why Mercer sought to identify the religion of his victims has yet to be understood as commentators on social media have wondered to what degree his disdain for religion or those affiliated with particular religions motivated his rampage.

Pursuant to the shooting, Umpqua Community College officials tweeted that the college would be closed until Monday.

Little information has been released about Mercer, who is previously from Torrance, California and also has a former address listed in Douglas County, Oregon according to a report via heavy.

Investigators are reportedly examining social media posts Mercer made Wednesday night, according to CNN. He appeared to have had a conversation with others online about his intentions, a source said and according to screen grabs from 4chan is said to have warned of his intentions last night.

The alleged post is no longer visible on the website – the cached version was first posted on Reddit after the shooting.

‘Will post again in am, 10 min countdown. Won’t say more to much to prepare,’ the post read. 

A barrage of further warnings and comments were found here.

Officials have not yet said if Chris Harper Mercer is a student at Umpqua Community College or has any connection to the school.

Why commentators on 4chan and r9k where the thread first appeared failed to notify authorities is yet understood …

Chris Harper Mercer UCC Shooter

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11 COMMENTS

  1. Luckily you weren’t in that class room and said you pray. You’d be dead. He has also fomented animosity towards Jews and Christians. I don’t care what color he is, weakest worst “leader” of the U.S. ever.

  2. Obama did not start start a war between black and white.
    The problem is some people have a problem with America having a President of color. face it the problem began when Americans decided to mistreat people of color. Now you are afraid we might get revenge. Don’t worry we are more intelligent than you know or could ever understand. I will continue to pray for you and others like you. My advice to you is go get so counseling before you do something stupid. Too much hate cause people to do mass shooting and other tragedy elements. Please get some help as soon as possible. We are praying for you,

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