The early reports have been confirmed. The gunman singled out Christians for slaughter during his rampage at Umpqua Community College yesterday which left ten people dead and seven more wounded.
A Twitter user named @bodhilooney posted the following information Thursday afternoon:
the shooter was lining people up and asking if they were Christian. If they said yes, then they were shot in the head. If they said no, or didn’t answer, they were shot in the legs.
The father of a wounded student confirmed that account to CNN Thursday evening in describing what his daughter Anastasia Boylan said before she went into spinal surgery. Boylan told her family that the professor in her classroom was shot point-blank, after which an initial spray of bullets hit some students and everyone in the classroom dropped to the ground.
Then, the gunman ordered only the Christians to get 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,'” Boylan’s father said. “And he kept going down the line doing this to people.”
The father was bewildered by the fact that the gunman was able to reload his handgun in between the shootings. Distraught, he asked: “How does he have that much time?”
Additional information about the shooter is still unreliable at this time.