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Family of Oregon shooter said they were 'shocked and deeply saddened'

The family of the Oregon college massacre suspect said they shocked and deeply saddened by the slaughter that left 10 dead including the gunman.

We are shocked and deeply saddened by the horrific events that unfolded on Thursday, October 1. Our thoughts, our hearts and our prayers go out to all of the families of those who died and were injured.

– The family, who were not named, said in a statement

When they were asked about their son's mental health, his father said he "has to have some kind of issue".

Victims of Oregon college shooting named by police

Nine people were killed in Thursday's shooting. Credit: Reuters

The nine victims of the Umpqua Community College shooting in Oregon have been named by the Douglas County Sheriff.

They are:

  • Lucero Alcaraz, 19, from Roseburg
  • Quinn Glen Cooper, 18, from Roseburg
  • Kim Saltmarsh Dietz, 59, from Roseburg
  • Lucas Eibel, 18, from Roseburg
  • Jason Dale Johnson, 33, from Winston
  • Lawrence Levine, 67, a teacher from Glide
  • Sarena Dawn Moore, 44, from Myrtle Creek
  • Treven Taylor Anspach, 20, from Sutherlin
  • Rebecka Ann Carnes, 18, from Myrtle Creek
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