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Oregon attorney general visits town shaken by college massacre

ROSEBURG - Oregon's top law enforcement officer paid a visit to the grief-stricken town of Roseburg on Tuesday to meet with authorities investigating last week's massacre on a community college campus where a gunman killed his professor and eight classmates.
The trip by state Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum comes a day before Oregon state police planned to hold a news conference to give an update on the role played by officers who exchanged gunfire with the suspect before he committed suicide.Authorities initially suggested the gunman had been killed in a shootout with two Roseburg police officers arriving on the scene of Thursday's attack in a classroom building at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg.
But Douglas County Sheriff John Hanlin later revealed medical examiners had determined the assailant, Christopher Harper-Mercer, 26, died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
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