Law enforcement identified the shooter who killed 10 people at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Oregon as 26-year-old Chris Harper Mercer, according to multiple news outlets. At a press conference earlier in the day, Douglas County Sheriff John Hanlin did not identify the shooter, but said he was a male. Authorities confirmed that the shooter died at the scene of the shooting.
Two news organizations confirmed the name of the shooter.
BREAKING: Multiple law enforcement sources tell NBC News' @PeteWilliamsNBC that Chris Harper Mercer was the shooter in Oregon today.
— Tom Winter (@Tom_Winter) October 2, 2015
MORE: Law enforcement sources tell CBS News the Oregon shooter was 26-year old Chris Harper Mercer http://t.co/q8r6E1ySh9
— CBS News (@CBSNews) October 2, 2015
The New York Times reported that authorities said Mercer had three guns in has possession at the time of the shooting, one of them a “long gun.” The rest were reportedly handguns, and it’s not clear if all of them were fired on Thursday.
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An 18-year-old student at UCC told the Oregon News Review that the shooter asked students to stand up, state their religion, and then began shooting randomly.
This is a developing story.