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:
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.