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Mass Shooting At Oregon Community College, At Least 13 Dead

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A mass shooting at Umpqua Community College has left at least 13 people dead and 20 injured.

The shooter is among the dead, CBS reported. The 911 calls after the shooting began around 10:30 Pacific time said that the gunman went down after 11 minutes. The Douglas County Sheriff, John Hanlin, said the gunman shot at police near some classrooms. The gunman has not yet been identified but Gov. Kate Brown said the shooter was a 20-year-old man.


Kortney Moore, an 18-year-old student, told the Oregon News Review that she saw her teacher shot in the head after the gunman burst into her writing classroom. He then told students to state their religion and started firing at random, she said.

Students say they were locked down in the library. Once the active threat was over, they were bussed off campus to the Douglas County fairgrounds, where counselors are waiting to talk to students, families and staff.

President Obama has been briefed and is receiving updates from Homeland Security as the situation develops. The FBI and ATF have sent agents across the state to investigate. Former Attorney General Eric Holder weighed in on the shooting as well, calling for more

The Oregonian reported that Roseburg, where UCC is located, is no stranger to school shootings. A Roseburg High School student shot a fellow student in the school courtyard in 2006, prompting UCC and other schools to develop active shooter plans.

This is the 45th shooting at a school in 2015 and the 142nd shooting since the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut.

This post will be updated as more information becomes available.