The Oregon State Police Medical Examiner confirmed on Saturday that 26-year-old mass shooter Chris Harper Mercer committed suicide.
According to new reports, a 59-year-old British mother named Kim Dietz was also killed in the mass shooting that took place at Umpqua Community College. Dietz was in the classroom next door when she first heard gunfire. She attempted to put a halt to the rampage but was fatally shot. Dietz attended the community college “to gain ‘more life experience’, after her daughter started there,” according to Daily Mail.
Two days after the mass shooting, Donald Trump spoke on the tragedy and said guns aren’t the problem. He argued that the real issue is the lack of mental health services available in the nation. The Republican presidential candidate also goes on to defend the Second Amendment, in which he said “No matter what you do, you will always have problems… but it’s not the guns. It’s the people, it’s these sick people.”
What are your thoughts on Donald’s comments?
20 Pictures That Show The Powerful Resilience Of Charleston’s Mother Emanuel AME Church
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1. Mother Emanuel AME Church held its first service since the shooting death of nine African-American church members on June 17.
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2. People line up to enter for Sunday service at the Emanuel AME Church.
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3. Two children wait to enter the Emanuel AME Church June 21, 2015 in Charleston, South Carolina.
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4. A member of the church is seen outside of Emanuel AME before its first service since the Charleston shooting.
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5. A Charleston County sheriff’s deputy checks bags as people line up to enter for Sunday service at the Emanuel AME Church.
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6. Gloria Moore watches the church as parishioners take their seats at the Emanuel AME Church.
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7. A woman prays as she attends the Sunday service outside of the Emanuel AME Church.
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8. People pray and listen to the Sunday service outside of the Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina.
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9. Parishioners sit at Emanuel AME Church four days after a mass shooting that claimed the lives of its pastor and eight others.
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10. The Rev. Norvel Goff, right, prays at the empty seat of the Rev. Clementa Pinckney.
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11. South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley, R-S.C., embraces U.S. Sen Tim Scott, R-S.C., at Emanuel AME Church.
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12. A parishioner prays at the empty seat of the Rev. Clementa Pinckney at the Emanuel AME Church.
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13. The congregation departs following Sunday services at the Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina.
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14. A family is seen leaving Emanuel AME Church following Sunday services.
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15. People embrace as they depart the Emanuel AME Church following Sunday services.
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16. Church members comfort one another after Emanuel’s first service since the Charleston shooting.
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17. Church members comfort one another outside of Emanuel.
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18. A mother and son surround a memorial for the nine church members killed during the Charleston shooting.
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19. Charleston natives comfort each other during the church’s first service since the shooting on June 17.
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20. Activist DeRay McKesson is seen outside of Emanuel AME church.