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'Unite suffering' with those grieving, archbishop tells Oregon Catholics

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St. Joseph Parish in Roseburg hosted an emotional Mass the evening of Oct. 1 for 10 people who died in a shooting that morning at Umpqua Community College. Auxiliary Bishop Peter Smith traveled from Portland for the liturgy.

Authorities in Roseburg, in green rolling hills 180 miles south of Portland, identified the shooter Oct. 2 as 26-year-old Chris Harper Mercer, but did not give details about him. The names of those he fatally shot had not yet been released. Nine others were wounded.

Archbishop says shooting shows 'battle between good, evil continues'

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Arapahoe High School students tearfully reunited with parents Friday afternoon after a lone gunman with an apparent grudge fired shots and injured two at the school before killing himself.

One 15-year-old girl remained in critical condition, one was released from the hospital and three students were treated for anxiety as crisis counselors arrived on scene after the tragedy, according to officials.

The shooter, identified as Karl Halverson Pierson, 18, was a student at the school.

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