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CNN: Umpqua Community College shooter identified as Chris Harper Mercer

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WINCHESTER, OR (KPTV) -

According to CNN, investigators have identified Chris Harper Mercer, 26, of Winchester, as the shooter at Umpqua Community College.

The shooter is among the ten killed in the shooting.

Investigators have taped off an apartment complex in Winchester where an address is linked to a Chris Harper Mercer, and have gradually expanded the search perimeter.

Officers at the scene have be escorting residents to and from their apartments.

People living in the apartments below Mercer’s were allowed to go into their homes, and a deputy told a resident that there was no danger, according to FOX 12‘s Simon Gutierrez.

In a press conference Thursday night, Douglas County Sheriff John Hanlin said he will not ever say the name of the shooter.

"I will not give him the credit he probably sought prior to this horrific and cowardly act," he said, adding, "He in no way deserves this."

Nine people were killed and seven others were injured by the gunman at the college Thursday morning. The shooter was also pronounced dead after exchanging gunfire with law enforcement, according to deputies. 

Interim UCC President Rita Cavan said the campus would be closed Friday and any student activities scheduled for the weekend would be canceled. Cavan said the college planned to resume classes on Monday.

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