Multiple Updates Below – Shooter ID’d as 26-year-old “Chris Harper Mercer” ♦ Last night an anonymous poster on the Website 4Chan posted a warning of an intent to carry out an attack at a Northwest U.S. Community College (CACHE HERE). ♦ Today an attack was carried out:
According to this Local report: The gunman who opened fire at Umpqua Community College in Oregon asked victims to state their religion before opening fire, according to multiple reports. An 18-year-old student told the News-Review newspaper that the gunman, after shooting her teacher in the head through a window, told people to get on the ground. He then told people to stand up and state their religion before opening fire. Twitter user @BodhiLooney, who said her grandma was at the school, said the shooter asked people if they were Christian. “If they said yes, then they were shot in the head,” she wrote. “If they said no, or didn’t answer, they were shot in the legs.”
♦ Umpqua Community College was/is the local college attended by Alek Scarlatos (pictured below far right). Scarlatos was one of the 3 U.S. Heroes who took down the jihadist gunman on the train in France recently. Alek was enrolled in this current fall semester (per his Facebook), however he cancelled his classes and took time off to take advantage of an opportunity and complete in Dancing With The Stars.
♦ 26-year-old male gunman (media briefing)
♦ Shooter carrying long-gun (police scanner) and 3 handguns (per CNN)
♦ Shooter traveled to Oregon from the “Midwest” (per CNN, NBC and ABC)
♦ President Obama meets with Oregon National Guardsman Alek Skarlatos, left, Anthony Sadler and Air Force Airman 1st Class Spencer Stone in the Oval Office (link)
♦ Alek Skarlatos graduated from Roseburg Highs School and attended Umpqua Community College before joining the National Guard and serving in Afghanistan. He is currently a contestant on the television show “Dancing With the Stars.” (link)
♦ EARLER – The FBI and DHS are warning members of the United States military to scrub their social media accounts due to a growing threat from ISIS terrorists.
Catherine Herridge reported on “Happening Now” today on the joint bulletin that went out over the weekend. The bulletin said the FBI has information suggesting “individuals overseas are spotting and assessing like-minded individuals who are willing and capable of conducting attacks against current and former U.S.-based members of the United States military.”
Officials want current service members and veterans to review their social media posts and remove information that could “attract the attention of ISIS and its supporters.” (link)
Was this an act of Jihadist Retaliation?
Curiously, authorities are refusing to release the name of the gunman.
♦ Chris Harper Mercer is Social Media friends (My Space) with only two people. One of those people is Mahmoud Ali Ehsani as noted above.
♦ If you look at the profile of Mahmoud Ali Ehsani (aka: ” Dick_hard_like_a_pistol ” ) what you find is a propensity toward Islamic Extremism and Jihad. Here’s a sample:
While it is difficult to determine the timeline of the relationship; the possibility remains that Chris Harper-Mercer may have been recruited and radicalized. More research needed.
However, WARNING – this profile looks to be recently constructed and may be a spoof by the 4Chan website people who are trolling the storyline, angry about the media pointing fingers at the prior story on their site: ( The profile appears edited post death – SEE HERE ) So don’t necessarily trust the content
♦ Chris Harper Mercer also appears via remaining FaceBook postings and Disquis comments on various social media sites. In this example he commented on a Black Lives Matter Fundraising Page (SOURCE)
♦ We frequently see the Black Lives Matter (BLM), F*ck The Police (FtP) and race-based social media (FyF), intermixed with Islamic extremist ideology and Jihad. (Examples Valdosta State and Eric Sheppard Jr) So it’s no surprise to see Mercer engaged with BLM and hatred toward white People. Particularly given his own mixed race.
♦ (Via CBS) […] Posts on an online blog that appears to belong to Mercer reference multiple shootings, including one in Virginia in August that left a television news reporter and cameraman dead. The last upload on the blog was Wednesday. when a documentary about the Newtown shooting was posted.
In one post on the blog about Vester Flanagan, the man who killed the reporter and cameraman in Virginia, Mercer apparently wrote, “I have noticed that so many people like [Flanagan] are alone and unknown, yet when they spill a little blood, the whole world knows who they are. A man who was known by no one, is now known by everyone. His face splashed across every screen, his name across the lips of every person on the planet, all in the course of one day. Seems like the more people you kill, the more you’re in the limelight.” (link)
Victims tell their family members how the shooter identified his victims: