Cox Media Group National Content Desk
ROSEBURG, Ore. —
Update 8:45 p.m. ET:
The gunman in a mass shooting that left 10 people dead and seven wounded at Umpqua Community College in Oregon Thursday has been identified as Chris Harper Mercer, 26, according to KIRO-TV.
Update 8 p.m. ET:
Sheriff John Hanlin of Douglas County said that 10 people were dead and seven were wounded, adjusting initial reports from law enforcement officials, which counted 13 dead and 20 injured. He did not say if the 10 fatalities included the gunman.
President Barack Obama says the U.S. is becoming numb to mass shootings and says their perpetrators have “sickness” in their minds.
He says thoughts and prayers are no longer enough in these situations because they don’t do anything to stop similar acts from happening in the next week or a few months later.
Obama spoke Thursday after 13 people were killed by a 20-year-old gunman at Umpqua Community College in southwestern Oregon.
Update 6:20 p.m. ET:
Hospitals are reporting they have received at least 13 patients from the shooting at Umpqua Community College in southwestern Oregon.
Monique Danziger, a spokeswoman for Sacred Heart Medical Center in Springfield, Oregon, says three women, ages 18-34, were flown to the hospital from Roseburg. She says their conditions were not available.
Mercy Medical Center in Roseburg has at least 10 patients. Their conditions were also not available.
A spokeswoman at Oregon Health and Science University in Portland says they hadn’t heard of any patients transported there, but said that could change.
Authorities say 13 people were killed in Thursday’s shooting. The 20-year-old gunman died during a shootout with police.
Update 6:10 p.m. ET:
Update 6:40 p.m. ET: