A mass shooting took place on a GUN-FREE college campus today. The suspect asked what religion his victims were before shooting them. Law enforcement confronted the shooter who was shot dead.
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A 20-year-old gunman who entered a classroom building at a community college in Oregon killed numerous people and is dead, law enforcement officials said Thursday.
A spokesman for Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum’s office said law enforcement officials had reported the death toll at 13.
The first 911 calls reported shooting at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Ore., at 10:38 a.m., local officials said, putting the college on lockdown as a number of law enforcement agencies responded. Roseburg is about three hours south of Portland.
According to a spokesman for the Douglas County Sheriff’s Department, the shooting took place in Snyder Hall, a building on campus where science classes are held. The gunman was dead, the authorities said.
Ray Shoufler, a fire marshal with the Douglas County Fire Department, told MSNBC that as many as seven to 10 people were dead. There are reports, however, of the death toll going higher.
The campus remained on lockdown. Those without injuries were being transported by buses to the Douglas County fairgrounds, and friends and relatives were being directed to meet them there. The name of the gunman has not been released though he is believed to be in his 20s.