WASHINGTON — A gunman killed himself after fatally shooting nine people at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Oregon last week.
“On Friday, October 9, the President will travel to Roseburg, Oregon, to visit privately with families of victims of the shooting. Further details about the President’s travel to Oregon will be made available in the coming days,” a White House official told CNN.
President Obama addressed the American people after the massacre and called for stricter gun laws. (Scroll down for video)
On October 1, Christopher Harper-Mercer, a 26-year-old student, fatally shot nine people and injured nine others on the campus. He killed himself following a gun battle with responding police officers.
Some witnesses said Harper-Mercer asked several students their religion before shooting them. Others said he asked if students were Christians, killing those who said they were, and maiming those who said they were not.
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