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October 05, 2015 02:40 PM

A handicapped victim of Umpqua Community College shooting was fatally shot while the shooter made her climb back into her wheelchair.

Sarena Moore, 44, was sitting at the front of the classroom when 26-year-old Chris Harper-Mercer burst into the room on Thursday morning, firing shots over the students’ heads to get them to cluster in the center of the room.

Witness Tracy Heu told CNN that Moore, who was accompanied by her service dog, slid out of her chair to get on the floor with her classmates, but Harper-Mercer then ordered her to get back up, fatally shooting her as she struggled to pull herself into the chair once again.

“She got off the chair, she went on the ground, and then he told her to get back on the chair,” Heu said. “And then she tried to climb back on the chair, and then he shot her.”

Harper-Mercer killed nine people and injured nine more in Roseburg, Oregon, before taking his own life on Thursday. Heu told the network he showed no hesitation in gunning down his fellow students.

“He seemed happy about it,” she recalled. Heu was one of the few fortunate students able to walk out of that classroom – everyone else was either too injured or dead.

Moore’s service dog survived the attack.

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