A 20-year-old gunman who entered a classroom building at a community college in Oregon killed numerous people, law enforcement officials said Thursday. The gunman is dead, the authorities said.
Law enforcement officials had reported the death toll at 13.
The first 911 calls reported shooting at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Ore., at 10:38 a.m., local officials said, and the college was locked down as several law enforcement agencies responded. Roseburg is about three hours south of Portland.
According to a spokesman for the Douglas County Sheriff’s Department, the shooting occurred in Snyder Hall, a building on campus where science classes are held.
The campus remained locked down. Those without injuries were being taken by buses to the Douglas County fairgrounds, and friends and relatives were being directed to meet them there. The name of the gunman has not been released though officials said he was 20 years old.
Also the gunman according to witness report, asked each person of their religion before he started shooting.