There are reports of a mass shooting at Umpqua Community College in Roseberg, Oregon.
We caution that breaking news is often very inaccurate, but we are seeing reports of more than two dozen to three dozen people shot, and a number of them are though to be fatalities.
The murderer is believed to be down, but there has not been any confirmation at this time.
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We’ll update this story as soon as we have more information.
Update 1: The shooter is “in custody” and the scene is no longer considered active. Whether or not the murderer is uninjured, wounded, or dead is unclear. The number of fatalities has been downgraded to an estimated 10 killed and 20 wounded, or put in another context, is less than the body count of an average weekend on the southside of Chicago.
Update 2: The number of killed and injured in the attack has been revised downward, to 9 dead and 7 wounded. The shooter, who is also dead, appears to have an anti-Christian motive.
The gunman who opened fire at an Oregon community college was forcing people to stand up and state their religion before he began blasting away at them, survivors said Thursday.
A woman who claimed to have a grandmother inside a writing class in Snyder Hall, where a portion the massacre unfolded, described the scene in a tweet.
“The shooter was lining people up and asking if they were Christian,” she wrote. “If they said yes, then they were shot in the head. If they said no, or didn’t answer, they were shot in the legs. My grandma just got to my house, and she was in the room. She wasn’t shot, but she is very upset.