The Washington Times is reporting below that Chris Harper Mercer, 26, has been identified by CBS News as the actual shooter today at the Umpqua Community College:
Chris Harper Mercer, 26, has been identified as the gunman who killed nine people on Thursday at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Oregon, CBS News reports.
Mercer reportedly demanded to know the religions of those around him before opening fire. He was killed in a shootout with Douglas County sheriff’s deputies, according to Sheriff John Hanlin.
Here’s the tweet from the CBS News:
JUST IN: Umpqua Community College shooter ID'd as 26-year-old Chris Harper Mercer, law enforcement sources confirm to CBS News.
— CBS News (@CBSNews) October 2, 2015
This is a reported photo of the shooter:
— John C. Seward (@jcblaze2000) October 2, 2015
I’ll work to get a better photo soon.
UPDATE: Shooter has IRA postings on his Myspace!
UPDATE: Here’s a video from his Myspace:
UPDATE: Here’s his profile from the dating website Spiritual Passions where he claims to be non-religious: