A federal agency says the gunman who killed nine people at an Oregon community college had body armour and was armed with three pistols, a rifle and five additional magazines.
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-calibre Smith & Wesson, both traced to the suspect.
He also had a .40-calibre Taurus pistol traced to someone in Portland and a .556-calibre Del-Ton.
The shooting Thursday at Umpqua (UHMP’-kwah) Community College also wounded seven. Officials identified the killer as Chris Harper Mercer. He died after a shootout with police.
He isn’t believed to have a criminal history. Investigators believe he may have been a student there because a receipt found at the scene showed he purchased textbooks from the campus bookstore two days before the shooting.