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Gun Violence

The Oregon shooting victims range in age from 18 to 67

The nine people fatally shot by Chris Harper-Mercer at an Oregon community college Thursday ranged in age from 18 to 67, CNN reports Douglas County Sheriff John Hanlin said Friday.

Some were teenagers just starting classes for the first time at Umpqua Community College, and others were adults going back to school to pursue new careers. Lawrence Levine, the 67-year-old, was an assistant professor of English, The Associated Press reports.

A cousin of Rebecka Ann Carnes, 18, set up a GoFundMe campaign to help the victim's parents cover expenses.

"Don't let life ever become so busy that you don't have a moment to stop and be kind to someone," wrote the cousin, Lisa Crawford. "Let love and gentleness shine in the wake of this violence."

Nine other people were injured in the shooting. Authorities are looking over material purportedly written by Harper-Mercer, who died exchanging gunfire with police Thursday, but they have not announced an official motive for the crime. A surviving victim has reportedly said he singled out Christians.