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Breaking News: Gunman Goes on a Rampage at Oregon College

  • A gunman killed at least 13 people and wounded as many as 20 at a community college in southwestern Oregon, according to law enforcement officials.
  • The first 911 calls reported a shooting at 10:38 a.m. Pacific.
  • Police said the gunman was killed. He was 20 years old.


A 20-year-old man went on a shooting rampage at a community college in Roseburg, Ore., on Thursday, killing multiple victims and injuring at least 20. Officials said the gunman died after an exchange of gunfire with the police.

Accounts of how many people were dead varied, with officials in the office of the Oregon attorney general, Ellen F. Rosenblum, putting the number at 13.

“We are just heartbroken here in Oregon that an act of this magnitude has occurred in our state,” Ms. Rosenblum told MSNBC. She cautioned that the situation was still developing.

The shooting occurred at Umpqua Community College, which has about 3,000 students, in a rural community about three hours south of Portland. The first calls came in at 10:38 a.m., local officials said, and the college was put on lockdown as a number of law enforcement agencies responded. Source: NY Times

Live updates on the shooting in Oregon can be found here.

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