Oregon gunman identified as Chris Harper Mercer

2015-10-02 08:27

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Roseburg - A government official says the man who opened fire at an Oregon community college was 26-year-old Chris Harper Mercer.

The official wasn't authorised to speak publicly and provided the name on condition of anonymity.

Mercer killed nine people at Umpqua (UHMP'-kwah) Community College before he died during an exchange of gunfire with officers Thursday.

The college is in Roseburg, about 289km south of Portland.

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