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Hospital: Nine wounded in UCC shooting, six remain hospitalized

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Mercy Medical Center CEO Kelly Morgan (left) and Chief Medical Officer Jason Gray (right) Mercy Medical Center CEO Kelly Morgan (left) and Chief Medical Officer Jason Gray (right)
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In the aftermath of the massacre at Umpqua Community College Thursday, nine people were admitted to Mercy Medical Center in Roseburg, hospital officials said Friday.

A tenth victim was pronounced dead upon arrival in the emergency room.

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Chief Medical Officer Jason Gray said Mercy Medical Center is a level three trauma center, and as such, three patients had to be transported to another hospital for care.

Those victims were taken to PeaceHealth Sacred Heart Medical Center at RiverBend in Springfield, approximately 60 miles to the north.

PeaceHealth representatives said Friday that all three patients were stable, and one had been transferred out of the ICU. The other two remain sedated, one with a significant head injury.

Doctors said all three are expected to survive. 

Of the six patients who remained at Mercy Medical Center Thursday, two were treated and released, Gray said.

Four patients required surgery for their injuries. One of those patients has since been released from the hospital, and Gray said he expected another to be released later Friday.

Gray said three patients remain in the hospital's care in stable but critical condition. Gray said he expected all three would recover from their injuries.

Mercy Medical Center's CEO, Kelly Morgan, said the hospital sees approximately 50,000 patients every year, and the hospital staff was ready and prepared when patients started arriving after the shooting.

Officials have not identified any of the victims of Thursday's shooting.

According to CNN, investigators identified the gunman as Chris Harper Mercer, 26, of Winchester.

The gunman is among the 10 dead, officials said.

Douglas County Sheriff John Hanlin said Friday investigators worked through the night processing the shooting scene and he didn't have any information on a possible motive for the shooting.

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