Up to 10 killed by shooter at Ore. community college – USA TODAY
Aerial of Umpqua Community College in southern Oregon.(Photo: ESRI)
As many as 10 people were killed and 20 injured when a shooter opened fire at Umpqua Community College Thursday in southern Oregon, Oregon State Police told KGW-TV.
The shooter was killed, according to police.
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
“Active shooter at UCC. Please stay away from the area,” Fire District No. 2 that serves Douglas County said on Twitter.
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.
Active Shooter at Umpqua Community College- County Commissioner: shooter is down, 15 to 20 injured. @KGWNews
— Tim Gordon (@TimGordonKGW) October 1, 2015
The college, located six miles north of Roseburg, Ore., normally has 3,000 full-time students and 16,000 part-timers. Authorities quickly spread the word and called on residents and students not to go to the campus.
Authorities check bags as students and staff are moved off campus at Umpqua Community College after shooting report. pic.twitter.com/BvvHh0UYqN
— Michael Sullivan (@MikeSullPhoto) October 1, 2015
BREAKING: ATF sending additional agents from Portland along with K9 team to #UCCShooting tragedy.
— ATF HQ (@ATFHQ) October 1, 2015
According to the Oregon State Police scanner traffic, authorities were preparing to release students from their classrooms, but asked that they be “patted down” before they were allowed to leave campus.
The college, established in 1964, has 16 buildings, and the campus includes a track, tennis courts, an outdoor pool and a vineyard.
The 100-acre campus is situated on verdant pasture along the North Umpqua River. In 2010, the school started construction on a $6.7 million viticulture building that now houses the Southern Oregon Wine Institute, which is a state of the art wine production and teaching facility.
Contributing: Aamer Madhani, Greg Toppo
Umpqua Community College (Photo: file)
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