Oregon college shooting: British mother among those killed in attack

Tributes on Facebook described her as 'one of the nicest ladies' who was 'a kind soul' and 'precious'

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The Independent Online

One of the victims of the Oregon shooting is said to have been a British mother studying at the college alongside her teenage daughter. 

Kim Dietz, 59, was one of nine people killed at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg. She attended as a mature student alongside her 18-year-old daughter Shannon, who survived the attack unharmed, The Sun reported. Tributes on Facebook described her as “one of the nicest ladies” who was “a kind soul” and “precious”. Ms Dietz was reportedly born in Edmonton, north London, before moving to America as a child. She lived in Roseburg. 

The other victims of the attack were Lucero Alcaraz, 19, of Roseburg; 18-year-old Quinn Cooper, of Roseburg; 18-year-old Lucas Eibel, of Roseburg; teacher Lawrence Levine, 67, of Glide; 33-year-old Jason Dale Johnson, of Winston; 18-year-old Rebecka Ann Carnes, of Myrtle Creek; 44-year-old Sarena Dawn Moore, of Myrtle Creek; and 20-year-old Treven Taylor Anspach, of Sutherlin. 

Chris Harper Mercer carried out the shooting before killing himself as police arrived at the scene on 1 October.