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At least 13 dead in US college shooting


At least 13 dead in US college shooting

At least 13 dead in US college shooting

At least 13 people have been killed and 20 injured in a shooting at Umpqua Community College in the US state of Oregon, according to US media reports.

The shooting was confirmed by a local fire department on Twitter.

Aucklander Jaylen Gerrand, 20, was at the scene of the shooting but was not injured, according to the NZ Herald. Gerrand, who had been in Oregon for just three weeks, was said to be running alongside someone who was shot dead.

Authorities were first called to the scene about 10:30 local time (7.30am NZ time and 4.30am AEST).

US President Barack Obama has been briefed on the shooting by a White House official.




Douglas County Fire Marshall Ray Shoufler told CNN there were “multiple patients in multiple classrooms”. He said 11 people had been transported to a local hospital, two of which died at the hospital.

Shoufler said “multiple” people were dead but did not have a specific number.

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One Comment on At least 13 dead in US college shooting

  • PatriciaBaxter
    October 2, 2015 7:55 pm

    My heart-felt condolences to the people (and their friends and family) who were emotionally scarred, physically injured or worse in this horrific, seemingly unforeseeable, event. I have no sympathy for perpetrator of this unforgiveable carnage. Polite society has been programmed to “give sympathy and understanding” to people who are “unbalanced or mentally limited”. I will save my sympathy and understanding for those who truly deserve it …. the victims and their friends/family. I also feel sorry for the mother/parents of the shooter. They probably did their best to raise a good son, and will now face the wrath of others who will blame them (in part) for their son’s actions. Don’t judge them too harshly. The way a person turns out doesn’t rest solely on the shoulders of his family – there are other, outside factors/influences as well.

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