At least seven people were killed and 20 more injured by a gunman who opened fire Thursday at a southwestern Oregon community college, officials said.The gunman was no longer a threat, said Andrea Zielinski, a spokeswoman for Douglas County Sheriff’s office.
Chris Boice, a Douglas County commissioner, said the shooter is “down and in custody.”The shooting was reported about 10:40 a.m. at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, about 180 miles south of Portland and about 70 miles from Eugene. The school has about 3,000 students.State Police Lt. Bill Fugate told KATU-TV that seven to 10 people were dead and at least 20 more were injured.Live updates: Oregon community college shooting >>A photographer for the Roseburg News-Review newspaper said he saw people being loaded into multiple ambulances and taken to the local hospital.“We do have multiple deceased that are on scene,” Ray Shoufler, Douglas County fire marshal, told CNN. He gave no number.Mercy Hospital in Roseburg confirmed that it has received nine patients and three more were on the way.Peace Health Sacred Heart Medical Center at Riverbend, Oregon, tweeted that two victims of the hooting had arrived and more were expected.This article will be updated as more information becomes available.Staff writers James Queally and Ann Simmons contributed to this report.For more breaking news, follow me @cmaiducALSO:Why the U.S. is No. 1 — in mass shootingsTimeline: Deadliest U.S. mass shootings You think mass shootings are happening all the time? They are more frequent, data show 
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