Oregon school shooting: Obama orders flags to half-staff

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Oregon School Shooting Meriah Calvert, left, of Roseburg, Ore., and an unidentified woman pray by candles spelling out the initials for Umpqua Community College after a candlelight vigil Thursday, Oct. 1, 2015, in Roseburg, Ore. A man opened fire at the school before dying in a shootout with police. (AP Photo/John Locher)

President Barack Obama is ordering that American flags be flown at half-staff in honor of the nine victims of the mass shooting at an Oregon community college.

Obama signed the proclamation at the White House on Friday, directing flags to be lowered until sunset Tuesday. In the afternoon, the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office released the names of the nine victims who died:

●Lucero Alcaraz, 19, of Roseburg
●Treven Taylor Anspach, 20, of Sutherlin
●Rebecka Ann Carnes, 18, of Myrtle Creek
●Quinn Glen Cooper, 18, of Roseburg
●Kim Saltmarsh Dietz, 59, of Roseburg
●Lucas Eibel, 18, of Roseburg
●Jason Dale Johnson, 33, of Winston
●Lawrence Levine, 67, of Glide, a teacher
●Sarena Dawn Moore, 44, of Myrtle Creek

Oregon School Shooting

Reporters copy photographs of three of the victims of the mass shooting at Umpqua Community College that were displayed at a news conference, Friday, Oct. 2, 2015, in Roseburg, Ore. In the photos, from left, are Quinn Cooper, 18, Lucas Eibel,18, center, and Jason Johnson, 33. They were among those killed when Chris Harper Mercer walked into a class at the community college the day before and opened fire. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

The president says he plans to keep talking about the issue and “will politicize it” because inaction is itself a political decision the U.S. is making.

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives provided the information late Thursday in an incident report obtained by The Associated Press. The guns included a 9mm Glock pistol and .40-caliber Smith & Wesson, both traced to the suspect.

A federal agency said the gunman who killed nine people at an Oregon community college had body armor and was armed with three pistols, a rifle and five additional magazines. In total, six weapons were recovered at Umpqua Community College and seven more at his apartment.

He also had a .40-caliber Taurus pistol traced to someone in Portland and a .556-caliber Del-Ton.

The shooting Thursday at Umpqua Community College also wounded seven. Officials identified the killer as Chris Harper Mercer. He died after a shootout with police..

Story compiled from Associated Press wires.


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