Umpqua CC victims in Roseburg, Springfield hospitals

Six survivors hospitalized in Roseburg, Springfield

A patient is wheeled into the Emergency Room at Mercy Medical Center in Roseburg, Oregon. Mercy was under extreme stress dealing with victims from the shooting at Umpqua Community College. (Aaron Yost/The News-Review via KOIN)

ROSEBURG, Ore. (KOIN) — 10 shooting victims from Umpqua Community College were brought to Mercy Medical Center in Roseburg, Dr. Jason Gray, the Chief Medical Officer at the hospital told members of the media on Friday morning.

Three of those patients are still hospitalized. One will likely be discharged today, Dr. Gray said. Another one of those patients is in critical condition and another is in stable.

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Students, staff and faculty are evacuated from Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Ore. Thursday, Oct. 1, 2015, after a deadly shooting. (Michael Sullivan/The News-Review via AP)

Three of the ten patients were immediately transferred to PeaceHealth Sacred Heart Medical Center at Riverbend in Springfield.

A surgeon at the hospital said in a news conference on Friday morning that all three of the victims were in stable condition.

He said one of them had a gunshot wound to the head. They operated on the victim and she is expected to recover.

Another victim had gunshot wounds to the spine. She was alert, oriented and giving information to doctors.

A third victim had gunshot wounds to her stomach and chest.

They said they had 63 emergency personnel in the ER by 11 a.m. in response to the shooting.

Mercy Medical Center is the only hospital in Roseburg.

Read: Eyewitness accounts of deadly shooting at Umpqua Community College

Senator Jeff Merkley spoke to KOIN 6 on Friday morning, expressing shock over the shooting and saying that there must be better detection for mental illness.

At least 10 people were killed and 7 others injured in a shooting at Umpqua Community College, Douglas County Sheriff John Hanlin said Thursday evening.

Officers on the scene quickly located the shooter in a classroom and an exchange of gunfire ensued, Sheriff Hanlin said in a press conference.

The shooter was one of 10 people killed in the shooting, the FBI said.

A government official later revealed the suspect had been identified as 26-year-old Chris Harper Mercer.

Authorities investigating say they have found a number of firearms at Mercer’s apartment.

Douglas County Sheriff John Hanlin said early Friday that investigators were at his nearby apartment throughout the night. He says investigators will release details on the number and types of weapons later Friday.

Hanlin also says investigators went door to door in the neighborhoods near the college and the shooter’s apartment to try to learn more details.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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