Update: NBC News
A gunman was in custody after he killed seven to 10 people and injured about 20 others Thursday at a community college in southwest Oregon, authorities said.
It wasn’t immediately known whether the gunman was dead or alive as authorities said simply that he was in custody after the shootings at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, which was called in at 10:38 a.m. (1:38 p.m. ET), officials said.
Mercy Medical Center in Roseburg said it was treating nine patients, with three more expected. Sacred Heart General Hospital in Eugene, a major trauma center, told NBC News it was expecting three patients by helicopter.
Students and faculty were being bused to the Douglas County Fairgrounds.
Umpqua student Larry Howell was on his way to class when he saw students running around him, he told NBC News.
“I turned around. I heard ‘active shooter,’ and I didn’t need to be told twice,” he said.
Howell said he checked in with his friends to make sure they were safe.
“Everybody is reaching out to one another and checking on everyone. We don’t know which one of our colleagues are down,” he said.
Umpqua is a two-year school with about 3,300 full-time students and 16,000 part-time students. It started offering classes in 1961.
— NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt (@NBCNightlyNews) October 1, 2015
BREAKING: Sheriff: Gunman in Oregon college shooting was killed in exchange of gunfire with officers.
— The Associated Press (@AP) October 1, 2015
ROSEBURG, Ore. — The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office are responding to a shooting at Umpqua Community College.
Oregon State Police confirm that preliminary information says that 10 are dead. They say that the shooter is down.
CNN reports that 20 or more are wounded.
According to UCC’s Twitter, the campus is on lockdown.
Douglas County Fire District No. 2 says in a Tweet, “Active Shooter at UCC. Please stay away from the area.”
We will post more information as we confirm it.
A shooter has been reported at Umpqua Community College, according to the Douglas County Fire District’s Twitter account. It’s unconfirmed how many wounded or if the shooting is still ongoing at the Roseburg campus.
Sgt. Dwes Hutson, a Douglas County Sheriff’s Office spokesman, says officers responded around 10:40 a.m. to reports of a shooting at the College. Huston could not confirm if anyone was injured.
According to the News Review newspaper in Roseburg, police and emergency crews are at Umpqua Community College after a reported gunman shot upwards of 20 people on campus.
Scanner reports indicated the suspect is down. Multiple ambulances are on scene. Early reports indicate at least 15 people are dead.
Police are clearing the science building at this time.
(Check back as we continue to update this story real time.)
— The Oregonian
This from Dawn:
Preliminary information indicates 10 people were killed and more than 20 others injured in a shooting at Oregon’s Umpqua Community College in Oregon on Thursday morning, said Oregon State Police spokesman Bill Fugate. The reports indicate that the shooter has been detained, Fugate said.
Authorities were “responding to reports of an active shooter” Thursday morning at the campus of Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Oregon, a sheriff’s spokesman said.
“There is a situation going on out there but we don’t have any more information at this time,” said Douglas County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Dwes Hutson.
It was not immediately clear whether anyone had been hurt or killed.
Check back for more information on this developing story.
Active shooter at UCC. Please stay away from the area
— Fire Dist No.2 (@DCFD2) October 1, 2015