Oregon Gunman Identified

By Jay Gray

Published 06/11 2014 05:29PM

Updated 06/11 2014 05:31PM

(NBC News)  Oregon police have identified the gunman responsible for Tuesday's deadly shooting at Reynolds High School as 15-year-old Jared Padgett.

Troutdale Police Chief Scott Anderson told reporters Tuesday that Padgett carried an AR-15 rifle, a knife and a handgun to school in a guitar case.

Padgett entered through a locker room, where he killed fellow freshman Emilio Hoffman and wounded track coach Todd Rispler, who was able to escape and initiate a lockdown, saving "many, many lives" according to investigators.

Padgett exchanged fire with responding officers, then later took his own life.

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