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Ten Killed in Mass Shooting at Community College in Oregon

Screen Shot 2015-10-02 at 8.17.37 AM [1]By Steve Neavling

Nine people, plus the gunman, were killed when bullets tore through classrooms Thursday morning at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Ore., the FBI said.

Seven others were injured in the 294th mass shooting in the U.S. this year, the Washington Post reports. [2]

Authorities said the alleged shooter, Chris Harper Mercer, was armed with a semiautomatic rifle and three pistols, shooting into classrooms.

Witnesses said he appeared to be targeting Christians.

Police shot Mercer at 10:47 a.m. local time.

“Each time we see one of these mass shootings, our thoughts and prayers are not enough,” President Obama said. “It’s not enough. It does not capture the heartache and grief and anger that we should feel. It does nothing to prevent this carnage from being inflicted someplace else in America.”