At least 10 dead in college shooting: Umpqua Community College Shooting
Published: October 1, 2015
At least 10 dead in college shooting: Umpqua Community College Shooting, Preliminary information indicates 10 people were killed and more than 20 others injured when a gunman opened fire at Oregon’s Umpqua Community College on Thursday, said Oregon State Police spokesman Bill Fugate.
Douglas County Commissioner Chris Boice told CNN that the shooter is in custody. It was not immediately clear whether the shooter was injured.
Investigators are examining social media postings made by a man, thought to be in his late 20s, who they believe is the suspect, said a source with knowledge of the investigation.
The night before the attack, the alleged shooter appears to have had a conversation with others online about his intentions, the source said.
“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 that two patients died while being transported to a hospital.
The shooting appears to have started in one building before the gunman moved to the school’s science building, the source told CNN. Those killed and wounded were found in at least two classrooms.
Mercy Medical Center posted on Twitter that it had received nine patients, with three more on the way. The extent of their injuries was not known.
Three victims arrived at PeaceHealth Sacred Heart Medical Center at RiverBend in Springfield, about 70 miles north of the shooting scene. Two more are on their way, that hospital tweeted.
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