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Douglas County Deputy Sheriff Greg Kennerly, left, and Oregon State Trooper Tom Willis, stand guard outside the apartment building, Friday Oct. 2 2015, where alleged Umpqua Community College gunman Chris Harper Mercer lived, in Roseburg, Ore. Armed with multiple guns, Harper, 26, walked in  a writing class at the community college, Thursday, and opened fire, killing several and wounding several others. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

Oregon gunman was Army dropout who studied mass shooters

Posted on October 2, 2015 at 3:12 pm

ROSEBURG, Ore. (AP) — The 26-year-old gunman who opened fire in a community college English class, killing nine, was a boot camp dropout who studied mass shooters before becoming one himself. Christopher Sean Harper-Mercer, who died during a shootout with police, wore a flak jacket and brought at...
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