At least 15 people were killed and another 20 wounded at a shooting on Thursday at a community college in Rosenburg, Oregon – US media reported.
A Douglas County commissioner told CNN that the shooter had been taken into custody. CNN reported that one of the wounded was a female who had been shot in the chest.
A spokeswoman for the Douglas County Sheriff’s department confirmed to Reuters that there was a shooting at the Umpqua Community College campus in Roseburg. The spokeswoman had no further details.
Authorities check bags as students and staff are moved off campus at Umpqua Community College after shooting report. pic.twitter.com/BvvHh0UYqN— Michael Sullivan (@MikeSullPhoto) 2015. október 1.
“Active shooter scene is code 4. Multiple casualties all pt’s transported,“ the Douglas County Fire Department said in a tweet. Multiple ambulances were reported to be on scene.
The Portland Oregonian newspaper reported that officers responded at around 10:40 a.m. to reports of a shooting at the college. The Oregonian said police scanner traffic indicated that the shooter was “down.”