A student kills 9 people and injured 7 others

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At the Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, a 26 year old student killed 9 people and injured 7 others in a rampage carried out by him . His name is Chris Harper-Mercer.  Police investigating a mass shooting at an Oregon college say the gunman had access to a deadly arsenal of 13 weapons. One of the witnesses said that he ordered students to stand up and state their religion before he opened fire. He was then shot dead in an encounter by the police officers.

6 weapons were recovered by the cops  from the spot where the attack took place  including at least three pistols and a rifle as well as body armor, and another seven at his apartment. According to the police officials, all were purchased legally, seven by Harper-Mercer or family members in the last three years. Harper-Mercer was said to have been born in England before moving to the United States as a young boy.He trained in the US army for a month in 2008 but was discharged for failing to meet the minimum administrative standards.

 

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