Gunman among 10 dead in Oregon campus shooting

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ROSEBURG, Ore. — A sheriff says 10 people were killed in a shooting at an Oregon community college.

Douglas County Sheriff John Hanlin says 10 dead and another seven injured is the "best, most accurate information we have at this time."

Gov. Kate Brown says the gunman was a 20-year-old man. That gunman was killed in an exchange of gunfire with law enforcement.

However, a government official identifies the gunman as 26-year-old Chris Harper Mercer. The official wasn't authorized to speak publicly and provided the name on condition of anonymity.

Officials at Mercy Medical Center in Roseburg, say four people injured remain hospitalized there but are expected to survive.

Dr. Jason Gray, chief medical officer, says three other patients were transferred to a hospital in Springfield.

Gray says one of the four people still at Mercy Medical Center is in critical condition and the others are stable.

He says some of the victims who were taken to the hospital suffered multiple gunshot wounds.

President Barack Obama says the U.S. is becoming numb to mass shootings and says their perpetrators have "sickness" in their minds.

He says thoughts and prayers are no longer enough in these situations because they don't do anything to stop similar acts from happening in the next week or a few months later.

Obama  adressed the nation Thursday afternoon.

Douglas County Sheriff John Hanlin says authorities received calls from the college at about 10:30 a.m. reporting an active shooter in one of the classrooms.

Officers responded and found the gunman on campus. Hanlin says they exchanged gunfire with the man, and he died in or near a classroom.

Hanlin didn't say whether the gunman killed himself or was killed by police.

Meanwhile, the FBI says it's sending teams to Roseburg to assist.

Umpqua Community College has about 3,000 students.

This is a developing story. Check back for details.

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