At least 10 people reported dead from shooting rampage at Umpqua Community College in Oregon
11:15 a.m. Police and emergency crews are at Umpqua Community College after a reported gunman has 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. Students are reporting on social media that they are trapped inside classrooms.
11:20 a.m. Police are clearing the science building at this time.
11:28 a.m. Photographer just returned from Mercy Medical Center where he witnessed multiple ambulances bringing in patients.
11:34 a.m. Reporter at UCC describes the scene as “pure chaos.”
11:39 a.m. Jared Norman, a nursing student at UCC, said he heard shots and then everyone was running. He is locked down in the cafeteria with 50 other students right now. They’ve heard there is a shooting, but they don’t know what’s going on. And they’re scared.
11:42 a.m. Automated phone call went out to parents at Roseburg School District, referencing UCC shooting and saying all schools are safe.
11:49 a.m. “We locked our door and I went out to lock up the rest rooms and could hear four shots from the front of campus,” said UCC Foundation Executive Director Dennis O’Neill. “We have heard there are casualties but know nothing more at this stage.”
11:53 a.m. Oregon State Police are reporting via CNN that 10 people are dead and that the alleged shooter is dead.
11:57 a.m. Students and staff are gathered on the front lawn, waiting to be loaded onto a bus.
12:06 p.m. Kathleen Nickel, a spokesperson for Mercy Medical Center, said six patients have been brought to Mercy Medical Center and they are expecting two more.
(Check back as we continue to update this story real time.)
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