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Oregon shooting: Gunman Chris Harper Mercer had 13 guns

The gunman who killed nine people in a shooting rampage at a college in Oregon had 13 weapons, federal agents said.Dressed in a flak jacket, Chris Harper Mercer brought six guns to Umpqua Community College in Roseburg and opened fire on Thursday morning.

He was killed by police in a gun battle and another seven weapons were found at his home. All 13 were bought legally.Police have released the names of the victims, who ranged in age from 18 to 67.

The oldest was a teacher.Survivors have been telling their stories.Medicine student Sharon Kirkham told the BBC her friend Kim died in her arms after being shot three times.