Oregon college shooter had body armor, 3 pistols, rifle, and 5 extra magazines

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Chris Harper Mercer.
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A federal agency says the gunman who killed nine people at a community college in Oregon had body armor and was armed with three pistols, a rifle, and five additional magazines.

The US 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 9 mm Glock pistol and .40-caliber Smith and Wesson, both traced to the suspect.

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

The shooting Thursday at Umpqua Community College also wounded seven people. 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.