Suspected School Shooter: 'This Is the Only Time I'll Be in the News'

20-year-old male exchanged gunfire with police, authorities say
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 1, 2015 4:01 PM CDT
Updated Oct 1, 2015 5:46 PM CDT
Oregon Gunman Was a 20-Year-Old Man
Friends and family wait outside of the Umpqua Community College campus, in Roseburg, Thursday, Oct. 1, 2015.   (AP Photo/Ryan Kang)

The gunman in Thursday's shooting at an Oregon community college was a 20-year-old male, Gov. Kate Brown said at a press conference broadcast by KOIN. Police and the superintendent of the state also said the gunman exchanged gunfire with police and that he is dead, though it was not revealed whether he killed himself or was shot by authorities. Police recovered three pistols and one long gun from the scene, CNN reports. At least 10 are dead in the shooting.

A source tells CNN that investigators are looking into social media postings from Wednesday night that are believed to be between the gunman and others. When the gunman revealed his mass shooting plans, some called him a loser, some called him a "twisted hero," at least one person urged him not to go through with it—and others egged him on with suggestions about what to do. The suspected gunman allegedly wrote, "This is the only time I'll ever be in the news. I'm so insignificant." Click for stories of horror from the scene. (More Oregon stories.)

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