A shooting at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Ore.on Thursdayleft 10 people dead andseven people wounded, The New York Times reported.
Local law enforcement officials identified the gunman as 26-year-old Chris Harper-Mercer. Harper-Mercer had three weapons, including at least one long gun, according to the Times.
In a1:30 p.m. conference heldThursday,Douglas County sheriff John Hanlin said the gunman and police officers exchanged gunfire, resulting in the death of gunman Harper-Mercer.
The gunman’s motive is still unknown.
Umpqua Community College has about 3,000 students and will be closed for the weekend.
Federal law enforcement has been supporting local law enforcement, President Barack Obama saidin a 6:22 p.m. press conference on Thursday.
He said mass shootings in America have become somewhat routine and each time this happens he will bring it up.
“This is a political choice that we make, to allow this to happen every few months in America,” Obama said.