BREAKING: Chris Harper Mercer identified as the UCC shooter
Chris Harper Mercer has been named as the man who killed multiple people and wounded dozens of others at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Oregon. The gunfire broke out at the school at around 10:40 a.m. local time on October 1. Speaking to the Roseburg News Review, a witness said that Mercer asked students their religions before shooting them.
Oregon's Attorney General says that 10 people have been killed including the shooter. According to authorities, responding officers exchanged fire with Mercer when they arrived at the scene in Roseburg, about 175 miles south of Portland. There are approximately 5,000 students at the school, most of whom are part time.