ROSEBURG, O.R. (NEWS10) – The community of Roseburg is still racked with grief and still trying to wrap their heads around the violence at the Umpqua Community College.
Hundreds of mourners stayed late into the night at a candlelight vigil honoring the nine people killed, not including the gunman.
Families and friends also at a nearby hospital Friday morning where others who were injured were taken even while the rampage continued.
We still don’t know the names of the people killed, but the father of one the survivors say the gunman was targeting Christians.
“This man, had enough time, I don’t know how much time elapsed before he was able to stand there and start asking people one by one what their religion was. “Are you a Christian?” he would ask them, “and if you’re a Christian, stand-up” and they would stand up and he said, “good, because you’re a Christian, you’re going to see god in just about one second” and then he shot and killed them,” said Stacy Boylan, father of shooting victim.
Police say the gunman was 26-year-old Chris Harper Mercer, who is now dead.
The sheriff in that county is refraining from naming him saying “he will not get the attention he likely sought.”
Law enforcement sources tell ABC News four firearms were recovered at the scene; three pistols and an assault type rifle. They’ve also hinted he may have left messages behind.