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Investigators have shed very little light publicly on Mercer's possible motive for the shooting. However, reports indicated they were examining Mercer's online presence very closely. One law enforcement official described Mercer to The New York Times as appearing to be "an angry young man who was very filled with hate." Another official said investigators were poring over what he described as "hateful"writings by Mercer. Oregon's top federal prosecutor told The Oregonian newspaper that authorities had heard rumors that the gunman had issued "some sort of race-related manifesto" before the shooting.
originally posted by: roadtoad2
Since I'm new here, I should say that my twin brother lives i Roseburg. He has 5 acres out in the country. He doesn't knows any of the victims.
This whole thing is a maximum tragedy
originally posted by: Hyperia
a reply to: Vasa Croe
The guy was a hardcore catholic? With a gun? Who believes Homo sapiens were born 6000 years ago? And aren't primates?
A religious fanatic with a gun, who doesn't understand the basics of humanity which was born 6000 years ago, becomes frustrated?
FAMILY COMFORTS DISTRAUGHT WOMAN after Thursday's mass murder at Umpqua Community College in Oregon, where witnesses say gunman, Christopher Harper Mercer, asked potential victims their religion — and shot those who said they were Christian in the head — while online accounts linked to the shooter expressed disdain for organized religion.
"I just started noticing him the last 4-6 months, there's a playground out behind the apartments, and we're on the second story. I go outside to smoke and I watch for anyone," said neighbor Steven Fisher, who also said he had never spoken to Mercer. "Around 5-5:30 in the evening I'd see him out there with a couple kids. He seemed skittish, always looking over his shoulder to see if anyone was watching."
Alek Skarlatos told Ellen DeGeneres on Thursday that he would have been on the Umpqua Community College campus when a mass shooting took place if not for Dancing With The Stars.
The 22-year-old Paris train hero discussed the shooting at the Oregon campus in an Ellen episode that will air on Monday.