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‘ISIS’ Claims Chris Mercer Harper Umpqua College Shooting

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A tweet sent out by an allegedly Islamic State affiliated Twitter account claimed responsibility for yesterday’s Umpqua College Shooting carried out in Roseburg, Oregon by Chris Harper Mercer. The tweet was sent out by @K_H_O00, but the account has since been suspended by Twitter for terrorist propaganda. A screen cap can be seen below:


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The tweet screen cap lacks a time stamp but the phone screen cap states “4:07 p.m.” The tweet reads:

Again #Oregon #USA #WashingtonDC #IslamicState #ISIS #USA

A meme that states “Slay Americans” in front of a man being beheaded is also visible.

As of now there is no evidence that Mercer was influenced by the Islamic State in carrying out yesterday’s attack that killed nine people. However, witnesses said the gunman told the students in a classroom to stand up and state their religion before he began firing away, the News-Review, a local newspaper, reports.

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Was Chris Mercer Harper Inspired by Vester Flanagan?

A blog post allegedly written by reported Umpqua Community College gunman Chris Mercer Harper seems to idolize Vester Flanagan, the man who killed 2 WDBJ7 TV reporters on-camera.

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7 comments

  1. A very dishonest piece of journalism. Read the tweet. It certainly praises the incident, but I see nothing to suggest it is claiming responsibility. It does nothing of the sort

    • The article didn’t say the tweet was honest. The whole article is about confusion and multiple stories. So just learn to read.

  2. It doesn’t matter who he’s affiliated with or what his beliefs are. Theres no way you can say that a mental disability drove him to do what he did. He is nothing but a punkass motherfucker with complete disregard for human life. And his mom mentioned more than once that she has a love for guns and admits that she purchased them, and it was within the last 3 years. That’s pretty excessive for 64 year old nurse. Sounds like she contributed to the easy access. But the end result is that he decided to pull that trigger.