Oregon shooting: Gunman spared 'lucky one' to convey message

The 26-year-old killer, who opened fire at a college on Thursday, spared a student and gave a package to deliver to the cops, according to the mother of a survivor

Roseburg: The 26-year-old gunman who gunned down at least 10 dead and left around 20 injured at an Oregon college on Friday, spared a student and gave the “lucky one” something to deliver to authorities, according to the mother of a student who witnessed the rampage.

Bonnie Schaan (L) said her daughter, who was wounded in the shooting, told her that the gunman, after giving the package informed the student that it  has “all the information that you’ll need”. PIc/PTI
Bonnie Schaan (L) said her daughter, who was wounded in the shooting, told her that the gunman, after giving the package informed the student that it has “all the information that you’ll need”. Pic/PTI

Shooter Christopher Sean Harper-Mercer later killed himself as officers arrived, Douglas County Sheriff John Hanlin said on Saturday.

Authorities have not disclosed whether they have an envelope or package from Harper-Mercer. However, an official said a manifesto of several pages had been recovered.

Bonnie Schaan, the mother of 16-year-old Cheyeanne Fitzgerald, said she was told by her daughter that the gunman gave someone an envelope and told him to go to a corner of the classroom.

Harper-Mercer then told the student that inside the shooter’s backpack was “all the information that you’ll need. Give it to the police,” she said.

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