Multiple Fatalities In Shooting At Oregon College

October 1, 2015

Updated at 3:50 p.m. ET

An active shooter at a community college in western Oregon has killed at least two people and wounded several others, according to local officials.

The exact number of casualties in the shooting at Umpqua Community College in the city of Roseburg is unclear. Douglas County Fire Marshal Ray Shoufler tells CNN that 11 people were transported to hospitals and that two of them have died. Oregon State Police Lt. Bill Fugate is quoted by KATU-TV in Portland as saying seven are dead and 20 wounded.

Reuters quotes an unnamed college employee as saying that students “came in running … we went into lockdown.”

In audio of the emergency call, a dispatcher is heard saying that at the college’s Snyder Hall: “Somebody is outside one of the doors shooting through the door. A female is inside the computer lab. We do have one female that has been shot at this time.”

[KATU is running a live stream here. The 9-11 call can be heard here.]

Officers are said to have responded to reports of an “active shooter” on campus at about 10:38 a.m. PT. The Oregonian, citing police scanner traffic says the shooter is “down.” A spokeswoman from the sheriff’s office is quoted by The Associated Press as saying there is “no more threat.”

Rob Manning of Oregon Public Broadcasting reports that “there are multiple casualties being transported away” from Umpqua Community College, which he says is a major institution in that part of the state.

The AP says that the college in Roseburg has about 3,000 students. The school’s website was down Thursday, and a phone message wasn’t immediately returned.

This is a breaking news story. We’ll update this post with developments.

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