Oregon community college shooting results in 10 dead, more than 20 wounded

A mass shooting on the campus of an Oregon community college on Thursday afternoon resulted in the deaths of 10 people.

Police reported to CNN that the suspect in the shooting at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Oregon was killed in a shootout with police following the attack.

Officers from around Douglas County “engaged that suspect [and] there was an exchange of gunfire,” said Douglas County Sheriff John Hanlin.

The suspect is reported to have been a 20-year-old male, according to police. The shooter’s identity has not yet been announced.

The most recent reports from the campus indicate that in addition to the 10 people killed in the attack, more than 20 more people were injured as a result of the shooting.

“We arrived to find multiple patients in multiple classrooms,” Douglas County Fire Marshal Ray Shoufler told CNN. “Law enforcement was on scene and had the shooter neutralized.”

Nearby hospital Mercy Medical Center posted on Twitter that it had received nine patients from the shooting, and that three more were expected to arrive shortly. The extent of the patients’ injuries were not made public.

“Today is heartbreaking for Umpqua Community College, the greater Roseburg community, and all of Oregon,” said Kate Brown, the governor of the state of Oregon. “My heart is heavy as details of today’s shooting become available. While it is still too early to know all of the facts, the effects of an incident such as this one are long-lasting.”

Police are continuing to investigate the scene in order to form a more complete picture of the circumstances of the incident. The Umpqua campus has officially been closed until Monday, October 5. All student activities have been cancelled, according to CNN.

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