Dead Victims in the Oregon Shooting Confirmed to be Nine

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Umpqua Community College, where shooting took place yesterday.

On Thursday at Umpqua Community College, the day began as usual; students were present to take their classes and studies as their courses demand. At some point however, the rampage took over. One gunman opened up fire and began shooting everyone in the school, leading to some victims’ death and others being injured. The number of the dead victims has been reported to be nine.

The 26-year-old gunman, identified as Chris Harper, was killed In the course of police shoot out to save the victims from his attack. Different sources have been reporting different numbers as those who died in the shooting. The number believed to be accurate has been announced by Douglas County Sheriff John Hanlin. Mr. Hanlin said the total number of those who died in the shooting, including the gunman, is ten. Meaning nine victims were killed by the gunman.

Meanwhile, President Barack Obama has called for tight gun laws, saying that prayers are not enough. “Somehow this has become routine. The reporting is routine. My response here at this podium ends up being routine, the conversation in the aftermath of it. We’ve become numb to this,” he said. “Our thoughts and prayers are not enough. It’s not enough. It does not capture the heartache and grief and anger that we should feel, and it does nothing to prevent this carnage from being inflicted someplace else in America — next week, or a couple months from now.” He added.

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