Report: Oregon Shooter Asked Victims About Their Religion

Authorities carry a shooting victim away from the scene after a gunman opened fire at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Ore., Thursday, Oct. 1, 2015. (Mike Sullivan/Roseburg News-Review via AP)
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An Oregon newspaper reported Thursday that a woman who was in a community college classroom where a massacre took place said the gunman asked victims about their religion before opening fire.

The NR Today published the account as part of its live coverage of the rampage, which authorities said left at least 13 dead and 20 injured.

From the newspaper:

Kortney Moore, 18, from Rogue River, was in her Writing 115 class in Snyder Hall when one shot came through a window. She saw her teacher get shot in the head. The shooter was inside at that point, and he told people to get on the ground. The shooter was asking people to stand up and state their religion and then started firing away, Moore said. Moore was lying there with people who had been shot.

The paper did not quote Moore directly or offer more details. Many details about the shooting remained unconfirmed late Thursday afternoon.

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