UCC Shooting Update – A female witness to the shooting said the gunman began firing from outside the building and then entered the classroom. She said the gunman ordered everyone to stand and state their religion before aiming the gun and firing, the New York Times reports. The 18-year-old woman said she stood by helpless, as she saw the man shoot her teacher in the head.
Umpqua Community College Shooting Update – John Hanlin, Douglas County Sheriff, stated during a press conference that that the gunman in the Oregon shooting is deceased. Sheriff Hanlin did not elaborate on the cause of death. The name of the gunman has not yet been released. The sheriff was not able to release an exact count of the injured or the death toll during the ongoing press conference.
Shooting in Oregon Update – Roseburg police are now reporting that the UCC shooting was confined to a single classroom. The White House has already called for more stringent gun laws in the wake of the Umpqua Community College shooting. Second Amendment advocates were quick to point out that the Roseburg, Oregon school was a “gun free zone” and feel that perhaps some of the students could have survived if a staff member or student had been permitted to carry a handgun on campus. The White House has come under criticism on social media for the decision to enter into a gun control debate so quickly in the wake of the tragedy. No details are yet known about the identity of the shooter or a possible motive in the horrific school shooting.
UCC Shooting Update — Local officials have now confirmed that 15 people are dead in the Umpqua Community College shooting in Oregon. No details about the alleged gunman, or a motive for the shooting, have yet emerged. Multiple ambulances have arrived on campus and are in the midst of transporting all the wounded and dead from the Douglas County campus. Students and staff are reportedly still sheltering in place inside their classrooms and offices.
— Los Angeles Times (@latimes) October 1, 2015
A shooting at the Umpqua Community College in Oregon has left 20 injured and 15 students feared dead, according to breaking news reports. Some developing news reports indicate that the shooter is among the dead and acted alone, other media reports vary and state that the shooter has been arrested. The Oregon community college is currently still on lockdown.
The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office told Fox News that police responded to a report of a shooting on campus at Umpqua Community College (UCC) at 10:30 a.m. local time. A tweet by a local fire department stated that an “active shooter” was on the loose at the campus and cautioned residents to “please stay away from the area.”
Oregon Mass Shooting at least 10 Dead, more than 20 Wounded at Umpqua Community College VIDEO REPORT https://t.co/FOhv2riEmf
— ViralBreaking (@viralbreaking) October 1, 2015
The Umpqua shooting is believed to have begun near the science building. Approximately 3,000 full-time students and 16,000 part-time students attend the Roseburg, Oregon, area community college. A student sheltering in place told Fox News’ Shep Smith that the students have been told the police may be searching for a possible second shooter.
Reports of multiple people shot at Umpqua Community College. KOIN 6 News has a crew on the way pic.twitter.com/GELBqLFveT
— KOIN News (@KOINNews) October 1, 2015
Oregon Live is reporting that police officer are still searching and clearing Snyder Hall (Building number 12) on the Umpqua Community College campus. The majority of the deaths and injuries reportedly occurred inside that building or in the near vicinity, breaking news reports indicate. Douglas County law enforcement officials have reportedly deemed the campus shooting scene a “Code 4,” meaning that the situation is under control and the threat has been handled.
— WSVN 7 News (@wsvn) October 1, 2015
— New York Daily News (@NYDailyNews) October 1, 2015
Roseburg, the county seat of Douglas County, is home to about 22,000 people. The town and UCC is located approximately 70 miles south of Eugene, Oregon, and some 180 miles south of Portland.
Check back with the Inquisitr for more details about the UCC shooting as additional details about the breaking news out of Oregon becomes available.