Oregon school shooting: Barack Obama pleads for gun control after 10 killed, 7 injured in shooting at Umpqua Community College

US president Barack Obama has made an impassioned plea for tougher gun control laws after another “routine” shooting at an Oregon community college that has left 10 people dead and 7 injured.

The gunman opened fire at Umpqua Community College campus in Roseburg, before he was shot dead by police, state and county officials said.

The shooter was identified as 26-year-old Chris Harper Mercer.

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He was not publicly identified by local authorities as Douglas County Sheriff John Hanlin vowed never to utter his name.

Mr Hanlin confirmed 10 people had died in the mass shooting, revising down an earlier toll of 13 dead and 20 injured given by the state’s attorney-general.

Authorities said the shooting took place in one of the classrooms in the science building.

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