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Deadly Shooting at Umpqua Comm College in Roseburg

ROSEBURG, OR -- 1:30 P.M. UPDATE: Douglas County Sheriff confirms the shooter is dead. He refuses to confirm the total number of fatalities. Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum has said there are at least 13 dead. It's unclear of that includes the shooter.


State Representative Knute Buehler (R-Bend) issued the following statement: "As someone who grew up in Roseburg and experienced many special times as a youth at Umpqua Community College, I am devastated by the horrific events that took place there today. I stand together with Oregonians across the state in offering my most heartfelt thoughts and prayers. There will be very difficult days ahead, but I know the people of the Roseburg community, as we always do, will emerge stronger and more united than ever before."


House Republican Leader Mike McLane (R-Powell Butte) issued the following statement: “I am deeply saddened by the terrible tragedy that took place today at Umpqua Community College. Our thoughts and prayers are with the families of the victims, our first responders and the people of Roseburg. Oregonians across the state are united in grief with the Roseburg community and resolved to bring help and healing to those impacted by today’s horrible events.”




1 P.M. UPDATE: The Oregon Attorney General confirms 13 are dead from this morning's shooting. Oregon State Police believes there was only one shooter who is "no longer a threat."


Staff and family are being taken by bus to the Douglas County Fairgrounds to meet family. Emergency personnel urge the public to avoid the area as it could hamper emergency efforts. 


Gov. Kate Brown released the following statement prior to a 1:30 Portland press conference: "Today is heartbreaking for Umpqua Community College, the greater Roseburg community and all of Oregon. My heart is heavy as details of today's shooting become available. While it is still too early to know all of the facts, the effects of an incident such as this one are long-lasting. Please join me in keeping the victims and their families, as well as first responders, in your thoughts."




11 A.M.


A gunman entered the Umpqua Community College campus at about 10:30 a.m. and opened fire. So far, seven are confirmed dead but some estimates have the death toll as high as 15. Twenty others are reportedly injured.


The shooter is reportedly in custody, but his condition is unknown.


Congressman Greg Walden (R-OR) issued the following statement on the tragedy: "Today's news out of Roseburg is heartbreaking. My thought and prayers go out to the victims of this terrible tragedy, their families and the entire community. Oregon and the entire nation mourn this senseless loss."


The FBI's Portland Division is responding to the incident. Agents and specialty personnel are responding from FBI offices in Medford, Eugene, Salem and Portland.


KBND will continue to monitor the story and bring you information as it becomes available. Stay tuned to FM 100.1 and 1110 AM for live updates. 

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