Survivors of Oregon community college shooting speak out

ROSEBURG, Ore. (KGO) -- The survivors of the deadly shooting at Umpqua Community College in Oregon are now telling their harrowing stories of what happened during English class last week.

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Lacey Scroggins, 18, who miraculously came out unscathed, told her father the gunman burst into the room and began talking to another student.

"And says to her, 'Beg for your life and I won't kill you.' She begins to beg for her life and he shoots her. The he says to the rest of them, 'Crawl to the middle of the room,' and Lacey said, 'Apparently we weren't doing it fast enough' and his voice got louder and he said, 'I said get to the middle of the room.' They crawled as quickly as they could, all of them, to the center. And he walked to the center and began to shoot them as they were laying down," her father, Pastor Randy, said.

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Scroggins was partially covered by a student's body and lying in a pool of blood. The gunman thought she was already dead.

Another survivor, 16-year-old Cheyeanne Fitzgerald, was shot in the back because she refused to tell the gunman her religion.

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Her mother says Fitzgerald then heard the gunman tell another student he was the lucky one.

"He called the one guy, gave him the envelope and told him to go to the corner of the classroom because, obviously, he was going to be the one that was going to be telling the story," witness Bonnie Schaan recalled.

Authorities say they have the shooter's manifesto but have not revealed its contents.

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Fitzgerald lost a kidney to a bullet and doctors say she has a long road to recovery.

On Sunday night, the San Mateo chapter of the Brady Campaign against Gun Violence will hold a vigil for the Oregon shooting victims in support of gun control.

The vigil begins at 6 p.m. at the San Mateo Congregational Church, located at San Mateo Dr. and Tilton Ave.

ABC7 News reporter Wayne Freedman is in Roseburg. You can see his reports during our evening newscasts or follow him on Twitter and Facebook for the latest updates.

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