Adventist Mother Among Those Slain in U.S. College Shooting

By Andrew McChesney, news editor, Adventist Review

A Seventh-day Adventist mother was among those killed in a shooting rampage that targeted Christians at a community college in the U.S. state of Oregon, her pastor said Friday.

Sarena Moore, 44, a college student and member of the Grants Pass Seventh-day Adventist Church, died along with at least eight other people in the attack by a lone gunman on Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Oregon, on Thursday.

“As a church, we are in shock, spending much time in prayer and also considering ways to support and comfort her three adult sons,” Christian Martin, pastor of the Grants Pass church, told the Adventist Review. “She loved her three sons dearly.”

In addition to the nine people who were slain, at least seven people were injured in the attack at the rural college in southern Oregon.

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