The man suspected of killing multiple people at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Oregon, identified himself as a Conservative Republican on his dating profile at Spiritual Passions. The shooter has been named as Chris Harper Mercer, 26. On that site, Harper Mercer says that he is mixed-race.
Speaking to the Roseburg News Review, a witness said that Mercer asked students their religions before shooting them. He is 26 years old and was not a student at the school.
On that dating site, Harper-Mercer makes it clear that he hated organized religion but regarded himself as a spiritual person.
Despite identifying himself as a conservative, on his MySpace page, Harper-Mercer posted numerous photos of the Irish Republican Army’s provisional incarnation. That group was openly fighting for a socialist Irish republic, which would be at odds with Harper-Mercer’s conservative leanings.