In a report by USA Today on their USA Today website as many as 10 people were killed and 20 injured when a shooter opened fire at Umpqua Community College Thursday in southern Oregon, according to Oregon State Police.
The shooter was downed, according to authorities, but his condition was not immediately clear. Police told KGW-TV that seven to 10 people were dead in the shooting spree.
Mercy Medical Center, a hospital in Roseburg, said it had received nine patients and expected three more.
Roseburg Police Sgt. Aaron Dunbar told USA TODAY that the incident was contained to one classroom on the sprawling campus.
Six agencies—the Douglas County Sheriff’s Department, Oregon State Police, Bureau of Land Management officers as well as police officers from Roseburg, Sutherlin, and Winston — responded to the scene after getting a rush of 911 calls reporting the mass casualty shooting.
Police received a call of an active shooter in a classroom at the college at 10:30 a.m., local time, according to the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office
Aerial of Umpqua Community College in southern Oregon.
Aerial of Umpqua Community College in southern Oregon. (Photo: ESRI)
“Active shooter at UCC. Please stay away from the area,” Fire District No. 2 that serves Douglas County said on Twitter.
Jared Norman, a nursing student at UCC, told The (Roseburg) News-Review that he heard shots “and then everyone was running.”
He was initially locked down in a cafeteria with 50 other students. “They’ve heard there is a shooting, but they don’t know what’s going on. And they’re scared,” he said.
“We locked our door and I went out to lock up the rest rooms and could hear four shots from the front of campus,” UCC Foundation Executive Director Dennis O’Neill told the newspaper.
The News-Review also reported that an automated phone call went out to parents at Roseburg School District at 11:42 a.m. PT., informing them of the shooting.
Sara Mattison, a reporter for KVAL television, said she could see a female student covered in blood get into a car and leave the campus. Mattison also saw parents crying and looking for their children at the campus.
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