Thursday, October 01, 2015

SHOOTING AT COMMUNITY COLLEGE IN OREGON: Reports of multiple dead and injured, suspect dead

There has been a mass shooting at Oregon's Umpqua Community College. Oregon State Police spokesman Bill Fugate said that preliminary information indicates 10 people were killed and 7 more wounded.

According to Douglas County Sheriff John Hanlin, officers engaged the 20 year old shooter and he is now deceased.

"They located the shooter in one of the buildings. Officers engaged that suspect. There was an exchange of gunfire. The shooter threat was neutralized.

"Officers continued to sweep the campus looking for other threats. We have confirmed that there is confirmed injuries and confirmed fatalities," Hanlin said.

Police investigators are looking at social media postings they believe were made by the suspect. On Wednesday night, the shooter appears to have had a conversation with others online about his intentions.

In a news release, Oregon Gov. Kate Brown said:

"Today is heartbreaking for Umpqua Community College, the greater Roseburg community, and all of Oregon.

"My heart is heavy as details of today's shooting become available. While it is still too early to know all of the facts, the effects of an incident such as this one are long-lasting.

"Please join me in keeping the victims and their families, as well as first responders, in your thoughts."

Douglas County Sheriff John Hanlin gives an update on the shooting and confirms the suspect is dead.

Douglas County Fire Marshal Ray Schoufler describes the Oregon shooting scene at Umpqua Community College.

David Jaques, a reporter for The Roseburg Beacon, describes the scene of the Umpqua Community College shooting in Roseburg, Oregon.

A woman who lives near the scene of a mass shooting at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Oregon describes the chaos after police arrive.

Several people were killed in a shooting at Umpqua Community College in Oregon.

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