Multiple People Shot in Attack at Oregon Community College
Multiple people have been shot after an attack at a community college in south-western Oregon, emergency officials say.
The fire district said on Twitter that “multiple casualties” had been transported from the scene. CNN reported that a local hospital is expecting an “unknown number” of patients.
Appearing on MSNBC, Ray Shouffler of the Douglas County fire department said a suspected shooter had been “neutralized”.
The Douglas County sheriff’s office said in a Facebook statement that the first 911 calls were received at 10:38am PT and that police from multiple jurisdictions had responded.
The fire department on Twitter advised people to stay away from Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, which is about 180 miles south of Portland. Students and faculty members were being bussed to the being bused to the Douglas County Fairgrounds.
The Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) is on the scene. An agency spokesperson said ATF agents came in from Portland and Eugene, Oregon. The ATF’s K9 unit and an assistant special agent from Seattle have also been dispatched to the scene.
Ron Wyden, a senator from Oregon, said on Twitter that “Oregonians everywhere want Roseburg to know we’re praying for them”.
Umpqua Community College has about 3,000 students. Its website was down Thursday, and a phone message left at the school by the Associated Press wasn’t immediately returned.