This afternoon, a gunman opened fire at Umpqua Community College in Roseberg, Oregon, reportedly killing 13 students and wounding 20 or more. Emergency crews are now at the scene, and authorities are saying the gunman, who has not been named, is “neutralized” and in police custody.
The Oregon attorney general said 13 people are dead and another 20 injured.
A Douglas County official says that the shooter has been “neutralized” and is now in custody.
A school official told affiliate reporter Sara Mattison that shots were fired at Snyder Hall around 10:30 a.m. Thursday. The official said the school was put into a lock down.
All of the dead are in one building that houses six to eight classrooms, the official said. He said there were “multiple patients in multiple classrooms.”
You can keep up to date with KATU’s live news stream. As with many of these situations, its difficult to get hard facts, especially as authorities scramble to address the situation. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Roseberg community, the students and their families.
The White House said earlier that the President had been briefed, and he released a statement about a half hour ago, focusing on gun control. The community college campus is listed, by Seattle media, as a “gun free zone.” There was one security guard on duty, but he was unarmed. The school had considered adding armed security guards several months ago, but ultimately decided against it. Oregon, itself, just passed a law that required mandatory background checks for any firearm purchase; the law went into effect in August.
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