Thirteen people were killed and more than 20 more were injured in an exchange of gunfire Thursday on the bucolic, 3,000-student campus in southwestern Oregon.
As Reported By IBTimes:
Chris Harper Mercer, 26, has been identified as the shooter responsible for taking the lives of at least 10 people at a community college in southwest Oregon earlier Thursday, law enforcement sources confirmed to CBS News. Law enforcement officers shot and killed Mercer in an exchange of gunfire later Thursday afternoon.
Law enforcement authorities responded to calls that there was an active shooter on campus at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Oregon, at roughly 10:38 a.m. PDT. Ten people were killed and 20 more were injured. The shooter reportedly open fire in one building on campus before moving to the school’s science building. Victims were found in at least two buildings. Mercer allegedly asked people to stand up and state their religion, and then started firing, the News-Review, a local newspaper for Douglas County, Oregon, reported.
READ MORE HERE:
WASHINGTON TIMES REPORT HERE
KIRO TV IN SEATTLE REPORT HERE
NEW YORK TIMES REPORT HERE
MY FOX8 REPORT HERE
— CBS News (@CBSNews) October 2, 2015
URGENT: Investigators have identified the Umpqua Community College shooter as 26-year-old Chris Harper Mercer. http://t.co/7CiLlGa3TH
— CNN Wire (@CNNWire) October 2, 2015