Shots on Ore. campus: Umpqua Community College Shooting
Published: October 1, 2015
Shots on Ore. campus: Umpqua Community College Shooting, Seven to 10 people are dead and 20 others wounded during a shooting at Umpqua Community College near Roseburg Thursday morning, Oregon State Police told KGW.
The shooter was down, police said.
The local fire department asked people to avoid the area. Students were being bused to the Douglas County Fairgrounds.
Six Life Flight helicopters were dispatched to help the victims.
Police received a call of an active shooter in a classroom at the college at 10:30 a.m., according to the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office.
Authorities in Roseburg 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
“Active shooter at UCC. Please stay away from the area,” tweeted Fire District No. 2, which serves Douglas County.
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 federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives tweeted that it had special agents at the college and was sending additional agents, as well as a K-9 team, to the scene.
Umpqua Community College is a college located six miles north of Roseburg and three hours south of Portland. The school has about 3,300 full-time students and 16,000 part-timers.
KGW crews will be reporting from the scene Thursday.
Heading to Roseburg where authorities say at least 10 killed and 20 injured in shooting at Umpqua CC. #kgwnews
— Wayne Havrelly (@HavrellyKGW) October 1, 2015
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