10 Dead After Mass Shooting at Oregon Community College
At least ten people are reportedly dead after a gunman opened fire this morning at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Oregon. At least seven were injured.
According to the Los Angeles Times, the shooter is in custody. The shooting reportedly took place just after 10:40 am local time in Snyder Hall, the campus cafeteria, and near the school’s entrance.
Update 11:30 pm:
.@MSNBC interviewed John Parker, Jr. earlier, who was concealed carrying at #UCCShooting. Did not intervene 4 fear of being shot by SWAT.— CSGV (@CSGV) October 2, 2015
Update 10:00 pm: According to an FBI spokesperson, the shooter was among the 10 dead, the AP reports.
Update 8:00 pm: Sheriff Hanlin has given another press conference, in which he revised the casualty count: 10 people have been killed, and 7 people were injured (not 20, as previously reported). Three people were wounded critically.
Update 7:20 pm: Via CNN’s Brian Stelter, here is audio from the police response to the shooting.
Update 6:35 pm: President Obama addresses the nation in one of his strongest speeches he’s given after a mass shooting to date “This is a political choice that we make. To allow this to happen every few months in America. We collectively are answerable to those families who lose their loved ones because of our inaction,” he says. “Each time this happens I’m going to bring this up. Each time this happens I am going to say we can actually do something about it. But we’re going to have to change our laws… I hope and pray I don’t have to come out again during my time as president to offer my condolences.”
UPDATE 6:19 pm: ABC News, citing local officials, reports that the gunman was a student at Umpqua.
UPDATE 5:08 pm: CNN reports that four guns were recovered from the scene. All four are believed to have belonged to the gunman.
UPDATE 4:45 pm: At a press conference, Douglas County Sheriff John Hanlin told reporters that the gunman was killed during a shootout with law enforcement officers. Hanline didn’t confirm the shooter’s identity or the number of victims.
Gov. Kate Brown later told reporters that the shooter was a 20-year-old male.
UPDATE 4:35 pm: NRToday spoke to several witnesses, one of whom said the shooting was apparently motivated:
Kortney Moore, 18, from Rogue River, was in her Writing 115 class in Snyder Hall when one shot came through a window. She saw her teacher get shot in the head. The shooter was inside at that point, and he told people to get on the ground. The shooter was asking people to stand up and state their religion and then started firing away, Moore said. Moore was lying there with people who had been shot.
Brady Winder, 23, of Portland, said he was in the room next door when he heard a loud thud that didn’t sound like a gunshot. He then heard a percussion of gunshots and the students all fled out the front door.
They left “like ants, people screaming, “Get out!” Winder said.
He saw a girl swim across the creek while fleeing.
UPDATE 4:21 pm: Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum told MSNBC that 13 people were killed in the shooting and that the gunman is dead.
UPDATE 3:56 pm: NBC News is reporting that the death toll from the shooting is now 13. According to CNN, the shooter is a male in his late 20s.
UPDATE 3:43 pm: Chelsea Gorrow at The Register-Guard spoke to a witness who said the gunman was a male who acted alone.
Witness says Professor Larry Levine's class. #UCCShooting unconfirmed. 25 shot, including the 10-15 dead.— chelseagorrow (@chelseagorrow) October 1, 2015
The same witness told Gorrow that police shot the gunman.
Chilling scanner traffic from during Oregon college mass shooting has officers reporting gunfight with gunman, then gunman down.— Micah Grimes (@MicahGrimes) October 1, 2015
UPDATE 3:01 pm: KATU reports ten people are confirmed dead. Mercy Medical in Roseburg is reportedly treating six people, with more expected. Meanwhile, students and faculty at Umpqua are being evacuated from the campus.
UPDATE 2:37 pm: KATU and KVAL, citing Oregon State police, now report that between seven and 10 people were killed, not 15 as originally reported.
Below are tweets purportedly from a Umpqua student:
Omg there's someone shooting on campus.— Kayla Marie (@KP_KaylaMarie) October 1, 2015
Students are running everywhere. Holy God.— Kayla Marie (@KP_KaylaMarie) October 1, 2015
UPDATE 2:30 pm: KATU is reporting that 15 people were killed.
Oregon State Police confirm 15 dead in #UCCShooting. #LiveOnK2— KATU News (@KATUNews) October 1, 2015