June 11 - Police say the 15-year-old gunman who killed a student and injured a teacher during a shooting at an Oregon high school had a small arsenal of weapons with him, including an assault rifle, a handgun and nine magazines of ammunition. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
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STORY: Oregon police said on Wednesday (June 11) that a 15-year-old gunman who shot dead a fellow student and injured a teacher at his high school in the town of Troutdale the day before was heavily armed.
"The shooter used an AR15 type rifle in the attack and carried, but did not use a semi-automatic handgun," Troutdale Police Chief Scott Anderson told reporters during a news conference. "Investigators also recovered nine loaded magazines with the capability of holding several hundred rounds," he said.
The shooter has been identified by police as Jared Michael Padgett. Police say he shot to death 14-year-old freshman Emilio Hoffman.
Padgett secured his arsenal from his family home where the weapons had been locked away, Anderson said. The shooter was able to gain access to the weapons by defeating the security measures, he said.
"Given the weapons and the amount of ammunition that the shooter was carrying, the early notification and the initial law enforcement response were critical," Anderson said.
Police say an autopsy revealed the shooter died of a self inflicted gunshot wound.
Anderson said no link has yet been found between the shooter and his victim and that it would be "inappropriate" to discuss a motive behind the killing at this time.
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