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US Police name 15-year-old gunman in Reynolds High School shooting

Published on Jun 12, 2014 6:47 AM
Police officers stand on the sidewalk after a shooting at Reynolds High School in Troutdale, Oregon on June 10, 2014. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

LOS ANGELES (AFP) - US police named the gunman in America's latest deadly school shooting on Wednesday as 15-year-old Jared Michael Padgett, saying he had multiple weapons and could have killed many more people.

Padgett, who carried his guns in a guitar-case and duffel bag and wore a camouflage helmet, killed himself after shooting one student dead at Reynolds High School in Oregon, they said.

He obtained his weapons - a military-style AR-15 type rifle, a semi-automatic pistol, a large knife and hundreds of rounds of ammunition - from a locker at his family home.

"The weapons had been secured, but he defeated the security measures," said Scott Anderson, police chief of Troutdale, outside Portland where Tuesday's attack took place.

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