An Oregon woman says says her son was shot last Friday by a co-worker who had been teased because he believed in Harold Camping’s May 21 Rapture prediction.
O’Callaghan “expected to be taken up in the Rapture, and it didn’t happen,” O’Brien said. “He’d been getting some ribbing from the guys in the shop, and I guess he simmered over that.”
Andrews, 33, told investigators that O’Callaghan called him “one of those Satanic” people after using a .357-caliber revolver to shoot him once in the shoulder area, according to a sworn affidavit filed in Lane County Circuit Court by Eugene police Detective Ben Hall.
Andrews said he had not crossed paths with O’Callaghan on Friday morning before being shot, Hall wrote.
Another employee of the shop called 911 to report the shooting. Police arrived and arrested O’Callaghan at the business, which his parents own.
. . . O’Brien said the bullet that traveled across her son’s upper back and became lodged behind his left shoulder “just missed paralyzing him.”