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ATF: 6 guns found at scene of UCC shooting, 7 more at shooter's home

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Police at the home of the suspected shooter in Winchester. Police at the home of the suspected shooter in Winchester.
ROSEBURG, OR (KPTV/AP) -

Five pistols and a rifle were found at the scene of the deadly mass shooting at Umpqua Community College, and seven more guns were found at the shooter's home, according to investigators.

In a press conference Friday morning, one day after nine people were killed and multiple others were injured by a gunman at the college near Roseburg, ATF assistant special agent Celinez Nunez said at least seven of the guns were purchased by the shooter or a family member within the last three months.

"They were all purchased legally," she said.

The Associated Press reports that the guns included a 9mm Glock pistol and .40-caliber Smith & Wesson, both traced to the suspect. He also had a .40-caliber Taurus pistol traced to someone in Portland and a .556-caliber Del-Ton.

Friday afternoon the Oregon State Medical Examiner identified the shooter  as 26-year-old Chris Harper-Mercer. He was a student at Umpqua Community College and was enrolled in the class where the mass shooting took place

Harper-Mercer was also pronounced dead Thursday after exchanging gunfire with law enforcement.

Nunez said a flak jacket filled with steel plates was found next to a rifle at the school. The jacket also contained five extra ammunition magazines.

More ammo was found at the shooter's apartment, according to investigators, which is in the community of Winchester near the college.

Neighbors had varying descriptions of Harper-Mercer. Some said he seemed nice, while others said they heard commotion and yelling coming from his apartment.

A neighbor, Bronte Harte, told The Associated Press that Harper-Mercer "seemed really unfriendly" and would "sit by himself in the dark in the balcony with this little light."

Douglas County Sheriff John Hanlin said he did not want the name released and circulated, saying it only glorifies the shooter.

"Again, you will not hear anyone from this law enforcement operation use his name," Hanlin said.

Hanlin identified the nine victims Friday, after family notifications were made. He confirmed the death toll remained at 10.

"My focus is on getting this investigation completed and taking care of the victims and the families of the victims," he said.

Copyright 2015 KPTV-KPDX Broadcasting Corporation. All rights reserved. The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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