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Update 2/27/15 1:21 p.m.

A community of roughly 40 people in south central Missouri is working to come to terms with a mass shooting that left nine people death and one injured.

Missouri State Officials say they're using the tragedy at Virginia Tech to make sure a similar incident doesn't happen there. KSMU's Michele Skalicky has more.

Government officials now say at least 30 people—in addition to the gunman—have been killed at Virginia Tech University. It's the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history.

It's not clear yet if the gunman killed himself or if he was killed by police.