UPDATE (11:15 p.m.) – According to CBS News, the Douglas County Sheriff John “Hanlin declined to release the name of the shooter or any of the victims. But two law enforcement sources tell CBS News the shooter has been identified as 26-year-old Chris Harper Mercer.”
ROSEBURG, Ore. (KOIN/WLNS/CBS News) —At least 10 people were killed and 7 others injured in a shooting at Umpqua Community College in Oregon, Douglas County Sheriff John Hanlin said Thursday evening.
According to CBS News, Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum said earlier Thursday that at least 13 people had died in the shooting and another 20 were wounded, but in a news conference Thursday night Hanlin said the number of fatalities stood at 10. The sheriff acknowledged that there had been conflicting reports but that is the most accurate number they have at this time.
The Oregon State Police said it is believed that there was only one shooter.
The first call about the shooting came into the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office at 10:37 a.m. PDT.
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The Mercy Medical Center in Roseburg said they had received 9 patients from the UCC campus shooting.
PeaceHealth Sacred Heart Medical Center at Riverbend in Eugene confirmed they received 3 patients via Life Flight medical helicopter. Two of the patients were females. All three had gunshot wounds.
The campus is on lock down but the sheriff’s office says there is no active threat at the school.
The shooting reportedly started in Snyder Hall.
Senator Jeff Kruse spoke to KOIN 6 about the shooting, saying many facts are unconfirmed and that he had gotten conflicting reports about the shooter’s identity. He said one of the main issues officials faced was that the campus is very rural and the buildings have great distances between each other, so clearing out the buildings was difficult.
He praised the work of the first responders.
About 3,000 students attend the college.
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