Seven to 10 people were killed and more than 20 others injured in a Thursday morning shooting at an Oregon community college campus, CNN reported.
The shooting took place at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, in the southwestern part of the state. A suspect is in custody, according to CNN.
LATEST: Multiple casualties after shooting reported at college in Oregon: https://t.co/rm04fNexzL pic.twitter.com/TaceLJfj9d
— ABC News (@ABC) October 1, 2015
UPDATE: 15 people dead in Oregon Community College mass shooting https://t.co/HmdZ9Hx5ci pic.twitter.com/R6b1Mgq5Jd
— Global Grind News (@GlobalGrindNews) October 1, 2015
“We arrived to find multiple patients in multiple classrooms. Law enforcement was on scene and had the shooter neutralized,” Douglas County Fire Marshal Ray Shoufler told CNN.
He said two victims died while being transported to a hospital.
CNN also reported:
He said that two patients died while being transported to a hospital.
ATF agents were also on the scene and canine teams are en route to search for explosives, fire arms casings and ammunition, a spokesman said.
Roseburg is a city of about 22,000 people located about 70 miles south of Eugene, Oregon, and some 180 miles south of Portland.
The school itself is up on a hill outside the city center, according to Rick Francona, a CNN military analyst who lives nearby. Francona said that logging is a big industry in the region, which is fairly rural but easily accessible from Interstate 5.
“This is so out of character for this whole area,” Francona said.
Watch the footage, via CBS News.
Social media heated up as news of the shooting spread. Here are a few examples:
At least 7 killed in shooting at Oregon community college https://t.co/bKOQzCF9TF pic.twitter.com/xjKnKaevYH
— TIME.com (@TIME) October 1, 2015
God bless the victims in the shooting incident at the Oregon community college. We stand with you guys. God Bless! — Avery Pereira (@YoungPatriot9) October 1, 2015
BREAKING: Officers respond to mass shooting at Oregon community college https://t.co/Ta4uRAyvlU
— Mashable (@mashable) October 1, 2015
BREAKING: At least 15 people killed in shooting at a community college in Oregon—according to U.S. media pic.twitter.com/7KP3d0D7eX — John Galt (@JohnGGalt) October 1, 2015
Multiple ambulances arrive at hospital in #Roseburg, #Oregon after shooting at community college. Reports say 10-15 dead, many injured. — CBC News Alerts (@CBCAlerts) October 1, 2015
@CBCAlerts this is horrific!! — BELOVETOME (@TheWittyKitten) October 1, 2015
And of course the gun grabbers were out in full cry, but quickly got shut down:
@CBCAlerts This is what happens when there is no gun control.
— Sam Di Matteo (@SamDiMatteo7) October 1, 2015
@SamDiMatteo7 @CBCAlerts This is a “gun-free” zone. The law-abiding students never had an opportunity to defend themselves. That’s the shame — Joey Turner (@joeyct) October 1, 2015
@SamDiMatteo7 @CBCAlerts yea Cus the government can stop everyone from committing these acts #Ignorant — Carva (@Carvajaleed) October 1, 2015
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