People show support for Oregon victims by professing faith

People are showing support for the victims of the Oregon community college mass shooting after reports surfaced that the gunman targeted Christians. People are using the hashtag #yesimachristian on social media to show their support for students who were reportedly shot for saying they're Christian.

 

 

 

The grandmother of one of the Oregon shooting victims says her granddaughter told her the gunman was singling out students who said they were Christian.

 

Janet Willis told The Associated Press her granddaughter, Anastasia Boylan, was in the classroom when the shooter opened fire Thursday at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg.
 
Willis, who visited her granddaughter in the hospital, says Boylan told her the shooter was asking students about their faith. "If they said they were Christian, he shot them in the head," Willis says her granddaughter told her. 
 
Willis says her granddaughter also told her the shooter handed a student who wasn't shot a package and told him to deliver it to authorities.
 
Authorities have said Christopher Harper-Mercer killed nine students at the college. He died following a shootout with police.
 
The Associated Press contributed to this story.
 
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