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Oregon shooting: Gunman had white supremacy leanings and was obsessed with guns, source says – Michael Muskal

Chris Harper Mercer, the shooter in the attack at Umpqua Community College in Oregon, was obsessed with guns and religion and had white supremacy leanings, according to a federal law enforcement source familiar with the investigation.

During the Thursday rampage, Mercer, 26, wore body armor and had extra ammunition, although it is unclear whether he carried the ammunition during the shooting or left it in his car, the source said Friday.

Police were inspecting all of the cars left in school lots, the source said.

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