Update, 12:00 p.m.: Candlelight vigil held at Stewart Park in Roseburg, Oregon.
Update, 11:00 p.m.: Douglas County Sheriff John Hanlin said in a press conference he would not use the shooter’s name in order not to glorify the act.
Update, 9:10 p.m.: (via New York Times) According to a law enforcement official, Mercer had three weapons, handguns and at least one long gun.
Update, 9:00 p.m.: The Umpqua college shooter has been identified as 26-year-old Chris Harper Mercer.
Update, 8:30 p.m.: A local county sheriff has updated the number of fatalities in Oregon saying 10 people have been killed and at least seven more injured. Earlier there were reports that the number killed was 13 or higher.
Update, 8:00 p.m.: Here are more images taken in the aftermath of the shooting.
Update, 7:30 p.m.: President Obama delivers statement on the shooting.
Update, 5:50 p.m.: Here’s what we know as of now about today’s events.
- A 20-year-old male shot a number of students at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Oregon.
- The shooter, who is believed to have fired at law enforcement officials when they arrived on the scene, is dead.
- At least 13 of the individuals who were shot have reportedly died.
Update, 5:20 p.m.: The Times has taken down its report that victims were asked to state their religion during the shooting.
Update, 4:50 p.m.: Oregon governor Kate Brown just said at a press conference that the shooter was a 20-year-old male. The New York Times reports, meanwhile, that one witness to the killings said the shooter “asked people to stand up and state their religion” during the incident.
Update, 4:45 p.m.: The Oregon attorney general’s office says it believes least 13 people were killed in the shooting. Douglas County sheriff John Hanlin said at a press conference that the shooter was a male who fired some shots at law enforcement officials and is now dead.
The Washington Post notes that no calendar week has passed during Barack Obama’s second term without an incident in which four or more people were shot.
Update, 4:20 p.m.: Below, an image from Mercy Medical Center in Roseburg.
Update, 4:05 p.m.: A Roseburg police officer told CNN that he believes at least 10 people were killed.
Update, 3:55 p.m.: The shooting reportedly began at around 10:38 a.m. local time at Umpqua’s Snyder Hall. The school is attended by approximately 3,300 full-time students and 16,000 part-time students.
Update, 2:50 p.m.: The same news station that reported that police had said 15 people were killed in the shooting now says the number of fatalities is “7 to 10.”
Original post, 2:28 p.m.: Oregon state police say at least 15 people have been killed and others wounded in a mass shooting at Umpqua Community College; CNN is reporting that a shooter may have been “detained.” Umpqua is in Roseburg, Oregon, a town of approximately 21,000 people that is about 180 miles south of Portland.