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ROSEBURG, Ore. (AP) -- The latest on a deadly shooting at a community college in Oregon (all times local):

2:56 p.m.

The Oregon community college where nine people were shot and killed has canceled classes for all of next week.

Authorities on Friday identified the nine victims as 19-year-old Lucero Alcaraz, of Roseburg; 18-year-old Quinn Glen Cooper, of Roseburg; 59-year-old Kim Saltmarsh Dietz, of Roseburg; 18-year-old Lucas Eibel, of Roseburg; 67-year-old teacher Lawrence Levine, of Glide; Jason Dale Johnson, of Winston; 18-year-old Rebecka Ann Carnes, of Myrtle Creek; 44-year-old Sarena Dawn Moore, of Myrtle Creek; and 20-year-old Treven Taylor Anspach, of Sutherlin.

A statement from Eibel's family says he volunteered at a wildlife center and animal shelter. He was studying chemistry and loved to play soccer.

Cooper's family says he was funny and compassionate and loved dancing and voice acting.

A statement from Johnson's family says he was a Christian and recently enrolled in school.

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This afternoon we are able to share with you information about the deceased #UCCShooting victims. The victims are:
VICTIM 1. Lucero Alcaraz of Roseburg -- 19 years old. #UCCShooting
VICTIM 2. Quinn Glen Cooper of Roseburg -- 18 years old. #UCCShooting
VICTIM 3. Kim Saltmarsh Dietz of Roseburg -- 59 years old. #UCCShooting
VICTIM 4. Lucas Eibel of Roseburg -- 18 years old. #UCCShooting
VICTIM 5. Jason Dale Johnson of Winston -- 33 years old. #UCCShooting
VICTIM 6. Lawrence Levine of Glide -- 67 years old. Mr. Levine is the teacher. #UCCShooting
VICTIM 7. Sarena Dawn Moore of Myrtle Creek -- 44 years old. #UCCShooting
VICTIM 8. Treven Taylor Anspach of Sutherlin -- 20 years old. #UCCShooting
VICTIM 9. Rebecka Ann Carnes of Myrtle Creek -- 18 years old. #UCCShooting
Family statement for Lucas Eibel. #UCCShooting http://t.co/vjV8NY0yAX
Family statement for Jason Johnson. #UCCShooting http://t.co/g9Z64emQsx
Family Statement for Quinn Cooper. #UCCShooting http://t.co/xKYVDaJU3S
Clarification re: number of #UCCShooting injured: We've confirmed w/ hospitals that there were indeed 9 victims transported/treated -- not 7
#UCCShooting death toll remains at 10, including the shooter.
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2:37 p.m.

The victims of the deadly Oregon college shooting ranged in age from 18 to 67 and included several freshman students and a teacher.

Authorities released the names, ages and brief biographical information about the nine people who died at a Friday news conference.

The victims included a freshman who was active in Future Farmers of America and loved to play soccer. Another was an 18-year-old who graduated from high school in June and was in his fourth day of college.

Yet another was a 34-year-old who was proud of himself for recently enrolling at Umpqua (UHMP'-kwah) Community College.

Douglas County Sheriff John Hanlin also clarified Friday that nine people were injured in the shooting.

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Chris Harper-Mercer, 26

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Authorities respond to a report of a shooting at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Ore., Thursday, Oct. 1, 2015. (Michael Sullivan /The News-Review via AP)
Police search students outside Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Ore., Thursday, Oct. 1, 2015, following a deadly shooting at the college. (Mike Sullivan/Roseburg News-Review via AP)
Students, staff and faculty are evacuated from Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Ore. Thursday, Oct. 1, 2015, after a deadly shooting. (Michael Sullivan/The News-Review via AP)
Authorities carry a shooting victim away from the scene after a gunman opened fire at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Ore., Thursday, Oct. 1, 2015. (Mike Sullivan/Roseburg News-Review via AP)
Authorities move from building to building to secure the campus at Umpqua Community College after a report of a deadly shooting, in Roseburg, Ore., Thursday, Oct. 1, 2015. (Michael Sullivan/The News-Review via AP) 
Students, staff and faculty are evacuated from Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Ore. after a deadlyshooting Thursday, Oct. 1, 2015. (Michael Sullivan /The News-Review via AP) 
Members of law enforcement have a meeting at the local fairgrounds after a deadly shooting at Umpqua Community College, in Roseburg, Ore., Thursday, Oct. 1, 2015. (AP Photo/Ryan Kang)
People hold signs for free rides as friends and family wait for students at the local fairgrounds after a deadly shooting at Umpqua Community College, in Roseburg, Ore., Thursday, Oct. 1, 2015. (AP Photo/Ryan Kang)
Friends and family leave the county fairgrounds in Roseburg, Ore., Thursday, Oct. 1, 2015, following a deadly shooting at nearby Umpqua Community College. Students and faculty were bused to the fairgrounds where counselors were available and some parents waited for their children. (AP Photo/Ryan Kang)
Hannah Miles, a student at Umqua Community College, looks outward during an interview in Roseburg, Ore., Thursday, Oct. 1, 2015. Miles says she was in the classroom next door to a deadly shooting on the campus. (AP Photo/Ryan Kang)
Friends and family are reunited with students at the local fairgrounds after a deadly shooting at Umpqua Community College, in Roseburg, Ore., Thursday, Oct. 1, 2015. (AP Photo/Ryan Kang)
A woman is comforted as friends and family wait for students at the local fairgrounds after a shooting at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Ore., on Thursday, Oct. 1, 2015. (AP Photo/Ryan Kang)
People gather at a road block near the entrance to Umpqua Community College, in Roseburg, Ore., Thursday, Oct. 1, 2015, following a deadly shooting at the campus. (AP Photo/Ryan Kang)
Friends and family are reunited with students at the local fairgrounds after a deadly shooting at Umpqua Community College, in Roseburg, Ore., Thursday, Oct. 1, 2015. (AP Photo/Ryan Kang)
People wait for information at the local fairgrounds after a deadly shooting at Umpqua Community College, in Roseburg, Ore., Thursday, Oct. 1, 2015. (AP Photo/Ryan Kang)
A woman is comforted as friends and family wait for students at the local fairgrounds after a shooting at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Ore., on Thursday, Oct. 1, 2015. (AP Photo/Ryan Kang)
A woman speaks on her cellphone as friends and family are reunited with students at the local fairgrounds after a deadly shooting at Umpqua Community College, in Roseburg, Ore., Thursday, Oct. 1, 2015. (AP Photo/Ryan Kang)
Friends and family are reunited with students at the local fairgrounds after a deadly shooting at Umpqua Community College, in Roseburg, Ore., Thursday, Oct. 1, 2015. (AP Photo/Ryan Kang)
Hannah Miles, center, is reunited with her sister Hailey Miles, left, and father Gary Miles, right, after a shooting at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Ore., on Thursday, Oct. 1, 2015. (AP Photo/Ryan Kang)
People wait for information at the local fairgrounds after a deadly shooting at Umpqua Community College, in Roseburg, Ore., Thursday, Oct. 1, 2015. (AP Photo/Ryan Kang)
Two woman wait outside Umpqua Community College campus after a shooting at the school in Roseburg, Ore., on Thursday, Oct. 1, 2015. (AP Photo/Ryan Kang)
Map locates Roseburg, Oregon, where a shooting took place; 1c x 2 inches; with BC-US--Oregon School Shooting; ETA 4 p.m. ; 3c x 3 1/2 inches; 146 mm x 88 mm;
People wait for information at the local fairgrounds after a deadly shooting at Umpqua Community College, in Roseburg, Ore., Thursday, Oct. 1, 2015. (AP Photo/Ryan Kang)
Police search students outside Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Ore., Thursday, Oct. 1, 2015, following a deadly shooting at the southwestern Oregon community college. (Mike Sullivan/Roseburg News-Review via AP)
A bullet casing is marked at the scene of a deadly shooting at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Ore., Thursday, Oct. 1, 2015. (Michael Sullivan/The News-Review via AP)
Paramedics return to their ambulances after delivering patients to Mercy Medical Center in Roseburg, Ore., following a deadly shooting at Umpqua Community College, in Roseburg, Thursday, Oct. 1, 2015. (Aaron Yost/Roseburg News-Review via AP)
A patient is wheeled into the emergency room at Mercy Medical Center in Roseburg, Ore., following a deadly shooting at Umpqua Community College, in Roseburg, Thursday, Oct. 1, 2015. (Aaron Yost/Roseburg News-Review via AP)
Journalist raises their hands as White House Press secretary Josh Earnest speaks to the media during the daily briefing in the Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House in Washington, Thursday, Oct. 1, 2015. Earnest responded to a report of multiple shootings at Umpqua Community College in central Oregon. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
President Barack Obama speaks in the Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House in Washington, Thursday, Oct. 1, 2015, about the shooting at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Ore., about 180 miles south of Portland. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
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1:51 p.m.

President Barack Obama says opponents of gun control laws know how to stir up fear and scare politicians.

Obama is lamenting the inability to pass stricter gun laws even after incidents such as the shooting Thursday at an Oregon community college that killed nine people.

Obama said at a news conference Friday at the White House that interest groups and Republican politicians know how to organize and raise money. He says the American people must match their sense of urgency if the country is to stop the flood of mass shootings.

The president says he plans to keep talking about the issue and "will politicize it" because inaction is itself a political decision the U.S. is making.

He says it's impossible to identify mentally ill people likely to perpetrate mass shootings ahead of time. He says the only thing the U.S. can do is ensure they don't have an arsenal available "when something in them snaps."

See photos from the vigil:

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Balloons, flowers and notes of community support rest along a fence near Umpqua Community College, Monday, Oct. 12, 2015, in Roseburg, Ore. Monday was the first day back to campus for students since the deadliest shooting in state history on Oct. 1. (Beth Nakamura/The Oregonian via AP, Pool)
Cards hang at Umpqua Community College, Monday, Oct. 12, 2015, in Roseburg, Ore. Monday was the first day back to campus for students since the deadliest shooting in state history on Oct. 1. (Beth Nakamura/The Oregonian via AP, Pool)
A black ribbon is seen painted on the field of Autzen Stadium commemorating the victims of the campus shooting at Umpqua Community College before an NCAA college football game between Washington State and Oregon Saturday, Oct. 10, 2015, in Eugene, Ore. (AP Photo/Ryan Kang)
Charley Thompson, left, and his wife Rachel Thompson embrace as they place flowers at a makeshift memorial near the road leading to Umpqua Community College, Saturday, Oct. 3, 2015, in Roseburg, Ore. Armed with multiple guns, Chris Harper Mercer walked in a classroom at the community college, Thursday, and opened fire, killing several and wounding several others. (AP Photo/John Locher)
Brittany Gaddis prays during a prayer vigil Saturday, Oct. 3, 2015, in Winston, Ore. The vigil was held in honor of the victims of the fatal shooting at Umpqua Community College on Thursday. (AP Photo/John Locher)
ROSE BURG, OR - OCTOBER 09: A general view of a makeshift memorial including flowers and drawings outside Snyder Hall on the Umpqua Community College Campus on October 9, 2015 in Roseburg, Oregon. Snyder Hall is where a gunman killed eight students and a writing teacher and injured nine others in a campus shooting on October 1, 2015. (Photo by Steve Dykes/Getty Images)
ROSE BURG, OR - OCTOBER 09: A close up of hearts with the names of the victims are part of a makeshift memorial near the campus of Umpqua Community College Campus on October 9, 2015 in Roseburg, Oregon. A gunman killed eight students and a writing teacher and injured nine others in a campus there in a shooting on October 1, 2015. (Photo by Steve Dykes/Getty Images)
ROSE BURG, OR - OCTOBER 09: A general view of a makeshift memorial and black plastic tarp outside Snyder Hall on the Umpqua Community College Campus on October 9, 2015 in Roseburg, Oregon. Snyder Hall is where a gunman killed eight students and a writing teacher and injured nine others in a campus shooting on October 1, 2015. (Photo by Steve Dykes/Getty Images)
ROSE BURG, OR - OCTOBER 09: A general view of a makeshift memorial near the campus of Umpqua Community College Campus on October 9, 2015 in Roseburg, Oregon. A gunman killed eight students and a writing teacher and injured nine others in a campus there in a shooting on October 1, 2015. (Photo by Steve Dykes/Getty Images)
ROSE BURG, OR - OCTOBER 09: Bayleigh Case (4) of Roseburg look at the flowers and balloons at a makeshift memorial near the campus of Umpqua Community College Campus on October 9, 2015 in Roseburg, Oregon. A gunman killed eight students and a writing teacher and injured nine others in a campus there in a shooting on October 1, 2015. (Photo by Steve Dykes/Getty Images)
Kristen Sterner, left, and Carrissa Welding, both students of Umpqua Community College, embrace each other during a candle light vigil for those killed during a fatal shooting at the college, Thursday, Oct. 1, 2015, in Roseburg, Ore. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
Hundreds of people gather for a vigil in Roseburg, Oregon on October 1, 2015, for ten people killed and seven others wounded in a shooting at a community college in the western US state of Oregon. The 26-year-old gunman, identified by US media as Chris Harper Mercer, was killed following a shootout with police. A visibly angry President Barack Obama made an impassioned plea for gun control in the wake of the shooting, blasting Congress for its failure to act in the face of 'routine' mass killings. AFP PHOTO/JOSH EDELSON (Photo credit should read Josh Edelson/AFP/Getty Images)
A woman cries while holding her daughter during a vigil in Roseburg, Oregon on October 1, 2015, for ten people killed and seven others wounded in a shooting at a community college in the western US state of Oregon. The shooter -- identified by US media as Chris Harper Mercer, 26 -- opened fire in a classroom at Umpqua Community College in rural Roseburg, then moved to other rooms methodically gunning down his victims, witnesses said. AFP PHOTO / JOSH EDELSON (Photo credit should read Josh Edelson/AFP/Getty Images)
A girl prays during a vigil in Roseburg, Oregon on October 1, 2015, for ten people killed and seven others wounded in a shooting at a community college in the western US state of Oregon. The 26-year-old gunman, identified by US media as Chris Harper Mercer, was killed following a shootout with police. A visibly angry President Barack Obama made an impassioned plea for gun control in the wake of the shooting, blasting Congress for its failure to act in the face of 'routine' mass killings. AFP PHOTO/JOSH EDELSON (Photo credit should read Josh Edelson/AFP/Getty Images)
Diana Nicolay, a former employee of Umpqua Community College, wears a school sweatshirt during a candlelight vigil for those killed during a fatal shooting at the school Thursday, Oct. 1, 2015. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
Meriah Calvert, left, of Roseburg, Ore., and an unidentified woman pray by candles spelling out the initials for Umpqua Community College after a candlelight vigil Thursday, Oct. 1, 2015, in Roseburg, Ore. A man opened fire at the school before dying in a shootout with police. (AP Photo/John Locher)
A young woman reacts during a vigil in Roseburg, Oregon on October 1, 2015, for ten people killed and seven others wounded in a shooting at a community college in the western US state of Oregon. The shooter -- identified by US media as Chris Harper Mercer, 26 -- opened fire in a classroom at Umpqua Community College in rural Roseburg, then moved to other rooms methodically gunning down his victims, witnesses said. AFP PHOTO / JOSH EDELSON (Photo credit should read Josh Edelson/AFP/Getty Images)
People hold candles during a vigil in Roseburg, Oregon on October 1, 2015, for ten people killed and seven others wounded in a shooting at a community college in the western US state of Oregon. The shooter -- identified by US media as Chris Harper Mercer, 26 -- opened fire in a classroom at Umpqua Community College in rural Roseburg, then moved to other rooms methodically gunning down his victims, witnesses said. AFP PHOTO / JOSH EDELSON (Photo credit should read Josh Edelson/AFP/Getty Images)
Mourners react during a vigil in Roseburg, Oregon on October 1, 2015, for ten people killed and seven others wounded in a shooting at a community college in the western US state of Oregon. The 26-year-old gunman, identified by US media as Chris Harper Mercer, was killed following a shootout with police. A visibly angry President Barack Obama made an impassioned plea for gun control in the wake of the shooting, blasting Congress for its failure to act in the face of 'routine' mass killings. AFP PHOTO/JOSH EDELSON (Photo credit should read Josh Edelson/AFP/Getty Images)
ROSEBURG, OREGON - OCTOBER 1: Governor Kate Brown of Oregon attends at a candlelight vigil for the victims of a shooting at Umpqua Community College October 1, 2015 in Roseburg, Oregon. According to reports, 10 were killed and 20 injured when a gunman opened fire at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Oregon. (Photo by Michael Lloyd/Getty Images)
Umpqua Community College student Nichole Zamarripa, right, is consoled during a candlelight vigil for those killed during a shooting at the school, Thursday, Oct. 1, 2015, in Roseburg, Ore. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
Mourners hold up candles during a candlelight vigil at Stewart Park, in Roseburg, Ore., for those killed during a fatal shooting at nearby Umpqua Community College, Thursday, Oct. 1, 2015. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
A girl who allegedly had multiple family members involved in a shooting at her college campus, reacts during a vigil in Roseburg, Oregon on October 1, 2015, for ten people have been confirmed killed and seven others wounded in a shooting at a community college in the western US state of Oregon, a local official said. The 26-year-old gunman, identified by US media as Chris Harper Mercer, was killed following a shootout with police. A visibly angry President Barack Obama made an impassioned plea for gun control in the wake of the shooting, blasting Congress for its failure to act in the face of 'routine' mass killings. AFP PHOTO/JOSH EDELSON (Photo credit should read Josh Edelson/AFP/Getty Images)
Kevin Crawford embraces his wife, Pam, during a candle light vigil for those killed during a shooting at Umpqua Community College, Thursday, Oct. 1, 2015, in Roseburg, Ore. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
Candles spelling UCC for Umpqua Community College, are displayed at a candlelight vigil for those killed during a fatal shooting at the school, Thursday, Oct. 1, 2015, in Roseburg, Ore. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
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1:12 p.m.

Former California neighbors of the gunman who killed nine people at an Oregon community college say he was temperamental and ignored people.

The neighbors encountered 26-year-old Christopher Harper-Mercer at an apartment complex in the Los Angeles suburb of Torrance, where he lived with his mother until a few years ago.

Nineteen-year-old Reina Webb told The Associated Press on Friday that he kept to himself, but if he did talk, it would be as if he was having a temper tantrum. She says he often rode a red bicycle.

Another neighbor, Jason Lee, says no one really knew Harper-Mercer because he would ignore people who said hello and just ride on by.

Webb says Harper-Mercer's mother was friendly, chatted with neighbors and told her they were moving to make a new start in Oregon.

Harper-Mercer attended El Camino College in Torrance from 2010 to 2012. Campus spokeswoman Ann Garten says she has no details on whether he graduated or what he studied.

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12:52 p.m.

One of three young Americans who stopped a gunman on a Paris-bound train this summer would have been at an Oregon community college where a shooter killed nine people if he had not been rehearsing for ABC's "Dancing With the Stars."

ABC News reported Friday (http://abcn.ws/1YUbsvv ) that Alek Skarlatos of Roseburg, Oregon, told the network's "Good Morning America" program that he would have been attending a class at Umpqua Community College during Thursday's attack.

Skarlatos gained fame when he helped subdue a man who boarded a train with a rifle, a pistol and a box cutter. He was awarded France's highest honor and his popularity won him a spot on the dancing competition show.

Skarlatos has left rehearsals in Los Angeles to be with family and friends in his hometown.

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This item has been corrected to show Skarlatos' first name is Alek, not Alex.

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12:35 p.m.

Doctors say three women airlifted to a hospital after a deadly mass shooting at an Oregon community college are expected to survive, but one will likely have lasting neurological damage.

Dr. Scott Russi of PeaceHealth Medical Center said at a news conference Friday that the woman was shot in the head and the bullet entered the left side of her brain.

He says another woman flown to the hospital in Springfield was shot in the spine, and the other suffered wounds to the abdomen and chest.

The women range in age from 18 to 34. They were among the seven people wounded in the attack at Umpqua Community College in the small town of Roseburg that left nine people and the gunman dead.

The hospital is about 70 miles north of Roseburg.

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12:24 p.m.

An aunt of an Army veteran hit by several bullets during the shooting rampage at an Oregon college says he was shot trying to stop the gunman from entering a classroom.

Wanda Mintz told The Associated Press on Friday that her 30-year-old nephew Chris Mintz, a student at Umpqua (UHMP'-kwah) Community College, fell to the floor and asked the shooter to stop. But she says the gunman shot Mintz again and entered the classroom.

Authorities say 26-year-old Christopher Harper-Mercer killed nine people and wounded seven others Thursday before dying during a shootout with police.

Wanda Mintz says her nephew went through seven hours of surgery and is expected to survive.

Chris Mintz spoke to ABC News from his hospital bed Friday.

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12:06 p.m.

The governor of Oregon and members of the state's congressional delegation have spoken about the need to stem the tide of mass shootings in the U.S. after a gunman killed nine people at a community college but that now is a time for healing.

At a news conference Friday, Gov. Kate Brown, U.S. Sens. Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley, and U.S. Rep. Peter DeFazio commended the small town of Roseburg for coming together to help the victims of Thursday's shooting at Umpqua (UHMP'-kwah) Community College.

Brown said more must be done to prevent bloodshed but that "today is not the day." She says it's time to help the community heal

Wyden echoed her comments, adding that ending massacres will require compromise.

Merkley, who grew up in the area, thanked first responders and said one of those who died was the great-granddaughter of his first cousin.

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11:27 a.m.

A student who worked on stage productions with the gunman who killed nine people at an Oregon community college says he was a normal guy, if a bit nerdy.

Alex Frier, stage manager for plays at Umpqua (UHMP'-kwah) Community College, says Christopher Harper-Mercer was a production assistant responsible for building sets last semester.

It wasn't clear if he was enrolled at the college in the small town of Roseburg, but she and some students say they thought he was taking classes.

Frier says Harper-Mercer didn't really interact with her much, but he'd typically wear funny sunglasses.

She says: "He was a typical Roseburg kid, kinda nerdy, kinda out there. Just himself."

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11:10 a.m.

The U.S. Army says the gunman who killed nine people at an Oregon community college flunked out of basic training in 2008.

Lt. Col. Ben Garrett, an Army spokesman, said Christopher Sean Harper-Mercer was in service at Ft. Jackson, South Carolina, starting on Nov. 5, 2008. But by Dec. 11, 2008, he was discharged for failing to meet the minimum administrative standards.

Garrett did not say which standards Harper-Mercer failed to meet. Generally, the Army requires recruits to pass physical fitness tests and to be generally in good physical and mental health. Recruits also must score highly enough on a multiple-choice test covering science, math, reading comprehension and other topics.

The shooting Thursday at Umpqua (UHMP'-kwah) Community College also wounded seven people.

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10:45 a.m.

A federal agency says investigators have recovered six weapons at an Oregon community college and seven at the apartment of the gunman who killed nine people.

ATF Assistant Special Agent in Charge Celinez Nunez said at a news conference Friday that all of the weapons were purchased legally, seven of them by the shooter or his family members in the last three years. She says investigators also found a flak jacket next to a rifle at the school, which contained steel plates.

The shooting Thursday at Umpqua (UHMP'-kwah) Community College also wounded seven people. Officials identified the killer as Chris Harper-Mercer. He died after a shootout with police.

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9:20 a.m.

A federal agency says the gunman who killed nine people at an Oregon community college had body armor and was armed with three pistols, a rifle and five additional magazines.

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives provided the information late Thursday in an incident report obtained by The Associated Press. The guns included a 9mm Glock pistol and .40-caliber Smith & Wesson, both traced to the suspect.

He also had a .40-caliber Taurus pistol traced to someone in Portland and a .556-caliber Del-Ton.

The shooting Thursday at Umpqua (UHMP'-kwah) Community College also wounded seven. Officials identified the killer as Chris Harper-Mercer. He died after a shootout with police.

He isn't believed to have a criminal history. Investigators believe he may have been a student there because a receipt found at the scene showed he purchased textbooks from the campus bookstore two days before the shooting.

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7:03 a.m.

Social media profiles linked to a 26-year-old shooter who killed at least 9 people at a southern Oregon college suggested he was fascinated by the IRA, frustrated by traditional organized religion and tracked other mass shootings.

There didn't seem to be many recent connections on the social media sites linked to Chris Harper-Mercer, with his MySpace page just showing two friends. He appeared to have at least one online dating profile.

On a torrents streaming site and blog that appeared to belong to Mercer, posts referenced multiple shootings and downloads included several horror films and a documentary on a mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut.

A blog post urged readers to watch the online footage of Vester Flanagan shooting two former colleagues on live TV in Virginia, while another lamented materialism as preventing spiritual development.

A MySpace page that appeared to belong to Mercer included several photos and graphics of the Irish Republican Army as well as a picture of Mercer holding a rifle.

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6:51 a.m.

A doctor says one victim of the deadly mass shooting at an Oregon community college will likely be released from a hospital Friday.

Dr. Jason Gray of Mercy Medical Center says the hospital in Roseburg, which is 180 miles south of Portland, received 10 patients Thursday - one died, two were quickly treated and released and three were transferred to a hospital near Eugene for a higher level of care.

Of the four remaining patients, one was discharged late Thursday, and one was expected to leave Friday. Gray says the other two are expected to survive, but one remains in critical condition.

The three patients who needed additional care were transferred to PeaceHealth Sacred Heart Medical Center at RiverBend. The Eugene-area hospital says in a news release that two of them are in critical condition and one is in serious condition.

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6:02 a.m.

Authorities investigating a deadly mass shooting at an Oregon community college say they have found a number of firearms at the gunman's apartment.

Douglas County Sheriff John Hanlin told television stations in Eugene, Oregon, early Friday that investigators were at Umpqua (UHMP'-kwah) Community College and the shooter's nearby apartment throughout the night. He says investigators will release details on the number and types of weapons later Friday.

Officials identified the gunman as 26-year-old Chris Harper-Mercer and say he opened fire at the college Thursday, killing nine people and wounding seven others before dying during an exchange of gunfire with officers.

Hanlin also says investigators went door to door in the neighborhoods near the college and the shooter's apartment to try to learn more details.

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