Gunman ID'd after 10 killed, 7 wounded in Oregon campus shooting

The Associated Press contributed to this report

The gunman in a mass shooting that left 10 people dead and seven wounded at Umpqua Community College in Oregon Thursday has been identified as Chris Harper Mercer, 26, according to KIRO-TV.

Update 8 p.m. ET:

Sheriff John Hanlin of Douglas County said that 10 people were dead and seven were wounded, adjusting initial reports from law enforcement officials, which counted 13 dead and 20 injured. He did not say if the 10 fatalities included the gunman.

Update 6:40 p.m. ET:

President Barack Obama says the U.S. is becoming numb to mass shootings and says their perpetrators have "sickness" in their minds.

He says thoughts and prayers are no longer enough in these situations because they don't do anything to stop similar acts from happening in the next week or a few months later.

Obama spoke Thursday after 13 people were killed by a 20-year-old gunman at Umpqua Community College in southwestern Oregon.

Update 6:20 p.m. ET:

Hospitals are reporting they have received at least 13 patients from the shooting at Umpqua Community College in southwestern Oregon.

Monique Danziger, a spokeswoman for Sacred Heart Medical Center in Springfield, Oregon, says three women, ages 18-34, were flown to the hospital from Roseburg. She says their conditions were not available.

Mercy Medical Center in Roseburg has at least 10 patients. Their conditions were also not available.

A spokeswoman at Oregon Health and Science University in Portland says they hadn't heard of any patients transported there, but said that could change.

Authorities say 13 people were killed in Thursday's shooting. The 20-year-old gunman died during a shootout with police.

Update 6:10 p.m. ET:

President Barack Obama will make a statement on the deadly mass shooting at an Oregon community college.

The White House says the statement is scheduled for 6:20 p.m. Eastern time in the press briefing room.

Obama last addressed a deadly mass shooting in June, when nine parishioners were killed at a historic black church in Charleston, South Carolina.

At the time, Obama said the shootings showed the need for a national reckoning on gun violence.

The shooting Thursday by a 20-year-old gunman left 13 people dead and at least 20 injured at Umpqua Community College. The school is in Roseburg, about 180 miles south of Portland.

Update 6 p.m. ET:

Officials at high schools in an around an Oregon city where a mass shooting took place say they're preparing to support people affected by the killings.

Sutherlin High School Principal Justin Huntley says his school has counselors available to students after the deadly rampage Thursday at Umpqua (UHMP'-kwah) Community College in Roseburg. Sutherlin is about 13 miles north of that city.

Authorities say a 20-year-old gunman killed 13 people and injured at least 20 at the college campus.

Roseburg Public Schools Superintendent Gerry Washburn says a large number of Roseburg High School students go straight to Umpqua Community College after graduation.

"It's a small, tight community, and there is no doubt that we will have staff and students that have family and friends impacted by this event," Washburn said. "We're just trying to get ready to support them."

Update 5:30 p.m. ET:

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton says of the deadly shooting in Roseburg, Oregon, that it's beyond her comprehension that "we are seeing these mass murders happen again and again and again."

Thursday's shooting at Umpqua (UHMP'-kwah) Community College left 13 dead and 20 injured.

Clinton said after a Dorchester, Massachusetts, campaign event that the nation needs to "get the political will to do everything we can to keep people safe."

She says there's a way to have sensible gun control measures that keep firearms out of the wrong hands and save lives. The former secretary of state says she's committed to doing everything she can to achieve that.

Meanwhile, the Justice Department says U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch is receiving regular briefings from the FBI and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, which have agents at the scene.

Update 5:10 p.m. ET:

A student at the Oregon community college where a mass shooting occurred says the gunman shot her teacher and asked others in her classroom about their religion before spraying more bullets.

Eighteen-year-old Kortney Moore of Rogue River tells the Roseburg News-Review newspaper that she was in a writing class at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg on Thursday when a shot came through a window.

The gunman entered her classroom and told people to get on the ground.

Moore says the man started asking people to stand up and state their religion and then opened fire.

The shooting left 13 people dead and at least 20 injured.

Douglas County Sheriff John Hanlin says authorities responded and exchanged gunfire with the man. He says the shooter died at the scene, but he didn't say whether the man killed himself or was shot by police.

Update 5 p.m. ET:

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown says the gunman in a deadly mass shooting at a community college was a 20-year-old man.

Authorities say the man is dead after killing 13 people and injuring at least 20 others at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, about 180 miles south of Portland.

Douglas County Sheriff John Hanlin says authorities received calls from the college at about 10:30 a.m. reporting an active shooter in one of the classrooms.

Officers responded and found the gunman on campus. Hanlin says they exchanged gunfire with the man, and he died in or near a classroom.

Hanlin didn't say whether the gunman killed himself or was killed by police.

Update 4:55 p.m. ET:

Authorities say the man who opened fire on an Oregon community college campus is dead.

Douglas County Sheriff John Hanlin said at a Thursday news conference that offers exchanged gunfire with the shooter and that "he is deceased."

Hanlin didn't say whether the shooter was killed by officers or took his own life.

Authorities say 13 people were killed at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Oregon.

Update 4:30 p.m. ET:

Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum says 13 people are dead after a gunman opened fire at a community college in the rural city of Roseburg.

The shooting happened Thursday morning on the campus of Umpqua Community College, about 180 miles south of Portland.

Authorities said earlier that at least seven people were dead. More than 20 other people were injured.

Andrea Zielinski, spokeswoman for Douglas County sheriff's office, says the threat to the school has subsided. She declined to say whether the gunman was taken into custody or killed.

Meanwhile, the FBI says it's sending teams to Roseburg to assist.

Update 4:05 p.m. ET:

The former president of an Oregon community college where a gunman opened fire, killing at least seven people, says the school has only one security officer on duty at a time, and that person isn't armed.

Joe Olson retired in June from his position as president of Umpqua Community College in Roseburg.

He says last year, one of the biggest debates on campus was whether the school should have armed security officers. He says the college had three training exercises with local law agencies in the past two years, "but you can never be prepared for something like this."

Olson says he suspects Thursday's shooting will start a discussion across the country about how community colleges prepare for something like this.

Authorities say the gunman killed at least seven people and injured at least 20 others.

Update 3:50 p.m. ET:

The White House says President Barack Obama has been briefed by his homeland security adviser on a deadly mass shooting at a community college in Roseburg, Oregon.

At the president's request, he'll continue to receive updates throughout the day.

Authorities say the shooting Thursday at Umpqua Community College killed at least seven people and injured at least 20 others.

A Douglas County sheriff's spokeswoman says the threat has subsided, but she declined to say whether the gunman was taken into custody or killed.

The sheriff's office says students and faculty members were being bused to the county fairgrounds.

Oregon Senator Jeff Merkley says he's "absolutely heartbroken" about the shooting. Merkley says he's been in touch with local officials to express his condolences and offer assistance.

Update 3:40 p.m. ET:

The congressman who represents the southwest Oregon city where a mass shooting happened at a community college says the incident is a "heartbreaking tragedy."

Authorities say the shooting Thursday at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg killed at least seven people and injured at least 20 others.

Democratic Rep. Peter DeFazio said in a statement that his thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their families. He also expressed gratitude for the first responders.

DeFazio says once he knows more about what happened, he plans to work with his colleagues in Congress to find ways to prevent such tragedies.

Andrea Zielinski, spokeswoman for Douglas County Sheriff's office, says the threat at the college has subsided. However, she wouldn't say whether the gunman was taken into custody or was killed.

Update 3:27 p.m. ET:  Sheriff's spokeswoman: 'No more threat' from shooting at southwest Oregon community college, The Associated Press reported.

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Update 3:07 p.m. ET: Oregon State Police Lt. Bill Fugate tells KATU-TV at least 7 dead, 20 hurt in college shooting, The AP reported.

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Update 3:01 p.m. ET: Students are being bused to the local fairgrounds.

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Update 2:58 p.m. ET:  Ray Shoufler, Douglas County Fire Marshal told CNN that 11 victims were transported and 2 have died

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Original story 2:02 p.m. ET: An active shooting on an Oregon college campus is over, but the aftermath leaves up to 10 people dead and more than 20 people injured, CNN reported via Twitter.

It happened at Snyder hall at the Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Oregon.

The shooter is in custody, CNN is reporting.

The first report came in around 10:45a.m. PT.

Agents from the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosive were called to the scene, The Oregonian is reporting.

The college has about 3,000 students enrolled, The Associate Press reported.