‘He told Christians they would meet God in one second – then shot them’

The harrowing story of how one 18-year-old student survived the Oregon college shooting by playing dead has been revealed.

Anastasia Boylan was in a classroom on her fourth day studying at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg when Chris Harper-Mercer entered and shot her professor dead point-blank.

She told her family that he told his victims to stand up and declare their religion, before telling them: ‘Good, because you’re a Christian, you’re going to see God in just about one second.’

He then shot his victims, including Anastasia, who told her father she survived by playing dead. She underwent surgery on Thursday after doctors found a bullet lodged in her spine, but was strong enough to speak with her family before the operation.