Shooter at Umpqua Community College identified

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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)

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — According to CBS News, the gunman responsible for killing nine people and wounding at least seven others at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg is 26-year-old Christopher Harper Mercer.

Governor Kate Brown had previously said the suspect was a 20-year-old man. It is unknown if he was a student.

Douglas County Sheriff John Hanlin says authorities responded and exchanged gunfire with the man. He says the shooter died at the scene, but he didn’t say whether he killed himself or was shot by police.

A student at the college says the gunman shot her teacher and asked others in her classroom about their religion before spraying more bullets.

Eighteen-year-old Kortney Moore of Rogue River tells the Roseburg News-Review newspaper that she was in a writing class at Umpqua Community College when a shot came through a window.

Photos: Shooting at Umpqua Community College

The gunman entered her classroom and told people to get on the ground.

Moore says the man started asking people to stand up and state their religion and then opened fire.

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