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(ROSEBURG, Ore.) — The gunman who opened fire at the Umpqua Community College in Oregon Thursday died by suicide, officials said Saturday.

The news was released by Douglas County Sheriff John Hanlin at a news conference, on behalf of the Oregon State Medical Examiner.

Ten people, including the gunman, died in the shooting spree.

Hanlin said law enforcement officials were on the scene within five minutes of the first 9-1-1 calls and four minutes later, the shooter was down.

The sheriff also reported another gun was found at the shooter’s residence, bringing the gunman’s total number of firearms to 14.

Classes will be canceled at Umpqua Community College this week and grief counselors will be on hand to meet with students.

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