Oregon School Shooter Revealed! Authorities Name Madman Behind UCC Massacre

Oregon Shooter Identified Chris Harper Mercer
Source: UCC / AKM-GSI

Oct. 1 2015, Published 9:23 p.m. ET

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Oregon authorities said Tuesday night that they would not publicly confirm the names of the victims of the Umpqua Community College slaughter until late Friday. But just hours after that announcement, multiple reports identified the name of their killer.

According to multiple reports citing police sources, a 26-year-old man named Chris Harper Mercer went on the rampage that killed 10 and injured scores of others on the Roseburg, Oregon, campus Thursday morning. Further identifying details were not released.

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As reported, eyewitness Kenneth Ungerman recalled seeing a young man in jeans with a hand gun. Thursday night, NBC News confirmed that four guns were found on the scene: three handguns and one long gun similar to an automatic rifle.

"I heard, 'Bang! Bang!'" Ungerman recalled. "I looked over and I saw this guy with a hand gun and I dropped to the ground. That's when I started hearing screams."

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