Oregon school shooter committed suicide

2015-10-03 22:33
Friends and family wait for students at the local fairgrounds after a deadly shooting at Umpqua Community College, in Roseburg. (Ryan Kang, AP)

Friends and family wait for students at the local fairgrounds after a deadly shooting at Umpqua Community College, in Roseburg. (Ryan Kang, AP)

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Roseburg - The 26-year-old gunman behind a mass shooting at a college in Oregon that left nine people dead committed suicide after a shoot-out with police, authorities said on Saturday.

"The medical examiner has determined the cause of death of the shooter to be suicide," Douglas County Sheriff John Hanlin told reporters.

He said the shooter, identified by media as Christopher Harper-Mercer, 26, was enrolled in the class where the killings took place.

Hanlin said investigators were poring through numerous leads and had interviewed hundreds of people, including neighbours and family members of the shooter, to try to determine what set off the rampage.

He said 14 weapons belonging to Harper-Mercer had been recovered, including six at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg where the massacre took place.

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