13 dead after Oregon college shooting
It is a gloomy day at the Umpqua Community College in Oregon, USA, after a shooter killed 13 people and left many more injured.
The shooter was identified as a 20-year old man, and died after exchanging fire with police officers.
Ellen Rosenblum, the Oregon State Attorney-General, confirmed the number of casualties.
The shootings, which took place in the school’s Snyder Hall, attracted over 100 policemen to the scene.
“It’s been a terrible day,” said Douglas county sheriff John Hanlin. “At this point, it’s a very active scene. It’s a very active investigation.”
According to CNN, 4 weapons were located at the scene by law enforcement agents, believed to belong to the shooter.
“We arrived to find multiple patients in multiple classrooms. Law enforcement was on scene and had the shooter neutralized,” said Douglas County Fire Marshal Ray Shoufler.