Oregon shooting: Gunman was student in class where he killed 9 – CNN
School confirms shooter was taking two classes — English and theater
Sheriff says gunman was enrolled in the class where the shootings took place
ATF agent says investigators found 6 guns at school, 7 at shooter’s home
At an earlier news conference, Hanlin identified the nine dead, who range in age from 18 to 67:
— Lucero Alcaraz, 19
— Treven Taylor Anspach, 20
— Rebecka Ann Carnes, 18
— Quinn Glen Cooper, 18
— Kim Saltmarsh Dietz, 59
— Lucas Eibel, 18
— Jason Dale Johnson, 33
— Lawrence Levine, 67 (teacher)
— Sarena Dawn Moore, 44
Hanlin was asked whether the shooter was a student at Umpqua Community College. He didn’t have the information at the time, but later updated a web page with confirmation Chris Harper-Mercer was enrolled there.
Rita Cavin, interim president of the school, told CNN that Harper-Mercer, 26, was enrolled in English and theater classes. The gunman initially opened fire in an English class, she said.
13 firearms found
Investigators found 13 firearms connected to shooter, Celinez Nunez of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives said.
Five pistols and one rifle were found at the college, where the shooter died Thursday after a gunbattle with police, Nunez told reporters.
Police searched his apartment and found two pistols, four rifles and a shotgun, she said.
All the guns were legally obtained by the shooter or family members over the last three years through a federally licensed firearms dealer, she said. A flak jacket was found next to a rifle at the school with five magazines of ammunition, Nunez said, and additional ammunition was found at the residence.
Authorities are not providing a motive for America’s latest mass killing, which left nine people wounded. The gunman went to the college in rural south Oregon heavily armed and wearing body armor, authorities said.
Two of the people killed were members of the local EMS and fire department “family,” Douglas County Fire District No. 2 Chief Greg Marlar said.
Sen. Jeff Merkley said one of his cousins was killed at the school. “This is a small town and everyone is affected,” he said.
Stacy Boylan, the father of Anastasia Boylan, who was wounded, said she told him the gunman singled out Christians.
She said the gunman entered her classroom firing, told the professor teaching the class, “I’ve been waiting to do this for years,” and shot him point blank, Stacy Boylan said.
While reloading his handgun, the man ordered the students …Read More