Thirteen people were killed Thursday when a 20-year-old man went on a shooting rampage at a community college in Roseburg (OR) a spokeswoman for the state attorney general’s office said. Officials said the gunman died after an exchange of gunfire with the police, reports The New York Times.
The spokeswoman, Kristina Edmunson, said that the attorney general, Ellen F. Rosenblum, had been briefed by law enforcement officials on the shooting. Ms. Edmunson said it was not clear how many people had been injured, though other officials have put the number at 20.
“We are just heartbroken here in Oregon that an act of this magnitude has occurred in our state,” Ms. Rosenblum told MSNBC. She cautioned that the situation was still developing.
The shooting occurred at Umpqua Community College, which has about 3,000 students, in a rural community about three hours south of Portland. The first calls came in at 10:38 a.m., local officials said, and the college was put on lockdown as a number of law enforcement agencies responded.
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