Oregon Shooter Identified as Chris Harper Mercer: US Media

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Oregon Shooter Identified as Chris Harper Mercer: US Media

Students, staff and faculty are evacuated from Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Oregon, after a deadly at the school on October 1, 2015. (AFP PHOTO / Michael Sullivan / The News-Review)


Los Angeles:  US officials have identified the gunman behind the deadly shooting at a community college in Oregon as Chris Harper Mercer, 26, media reported Thursday.

Several media outlets including CNN, CBS and NBC, released Mercer's name but authorities have yet to officially identify him.

Authorities had previously said that the shooter was a male aged 20.

Media reports said investigators had interviewed Mercer's family and friends and were closely looking at his social media postings for clues.

Reports also said he was not a student at Umpqua Community College, located in rural Roseburg.
 


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