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Gunman Kills 10 in Shooting Spree at Community College in Oregon

Posted on | October 1, 2015 | 26 Comments

A gunman has reportedly killed 10 people and wounded at least 20 more on the campus of Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Oregon.

UPDATE 3:05 p.m. ET: According to KOMO-TV in Seattle, the shooting began at Snyder Hall on the UCC campus. The number of killed and wounded is not yet certain. It has been reported that police have either killed or arrested the gunman.

UPDATE 4:10 p.m. ET: The shooting began about 10:30 a.m. local time (1:30 p.m. ET), and NBC News reports that Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum confirms 13 fatalities in the incident. The gunman is reportedly dead. More reporting at CNN and KOIN-TV in Portland.

UPDATE 4:55 p.m. ET: The sheriff just held a press conference describing the police response to the shooting. The Oregonian reports emergency dispatch communications:

From the 911 dispatch, seven minutes after the initial call: “Code 4, suspect is down.” At eight minutes after the call, “He’s not breathing, is in Snyder Hall.” At nine minutes after the call, “Suspect is down, we’ve got multiple gunshot wounds were going to need multiple ambulances on scene.”

So the incident ended within 10 minutes of the first report to 911. The deceased shooter, reportedly a 20-year-old male, has not yet been identified and his motive is unknown.

UPDATE 6:50 p.m. ET: The latest:

UPDATE 10:45 p.m. ET: The death toll has been changed to 10.

Reports: Chris Harper Mercer, 26,
Identified as #UCCShooting Gunman



26 Responses to “Gunman Kills 10 in Shooting Spree at Community College in Oregon”

  1. Evi L. Bloggerlady
    October 1st, 2015 @ 3:03 pm

    That is just horrible. My condolences to the families of the victims.

    CNN is reporting the shooter in custody

  2. Guest
    October 1st, 2015 @ 5:46 pm

    A news outlet had a source that says he asked people to state their religion before shooting them. An unconfirmed source is putting out there that he targeted Christians. It’s interesting they aren’t putting his name out there yet, even though he’s been identified as a “20 year old male.” If they know his age, hey know his name. For what reason does the media withhold a murderers name?

    Although even if it wasn’t a jihadi, if the targeting Christians stuff is true, this story will conveniently dim from the spotlight.

  3. robertstacymccain
    October 1st, 2015 @ 5:52 pm

    Let’s wait until we KNOW FACTS. These “initial reports” in such incidents are always uncertain, and I don’t want to promote any falsehoods.

  4. ArdvarkMaster
    October 1st, 2015 @ 5:58 pm

    USA Today “mentions” the shooter asks people their religion and then starts shooting.

  5. concern00
    October 1st, 2015 @ 5:59 pm

    Surely we must hurry to immediately jump to conclusions that support our narrative? Isn’t that how journalism works?

  6. mole
    October 1st, 2015 @ 6:12 pm

    Without knowing anything about the shooter or their motives, let me just say in no uncertain terms he was a piece of excrement, and whatever cause (beyond insanity) he was espousing was also crap.

    Sympathies to the families and friends of those lost and I would say Im quite impressed at the response time, 7 minutes from call to suspect down is pretty darn good.

  7. JosephBleau
    October 1st, 2015 @ 7:07 pm

    There is some suggestion that he did it because “it was the only way he would ever get his name in the news” or something like that. If true, I guess that’s one reason not to identify him.

  8. JeffS
    October 1st, 2015 @ 7:46 pm
  9. Daniel O'Brien
    October 1st, 2015 @ 7:57 pm

    It is being reported by survivors that he asked them to stand and state their religion. If they said Christian, they were shot in the head. If the said some other religion or none, they were shot in the head. Notice they aren’t releasing the name of the shooter. Perhaps his name is Mohamed?

  10. smitty
    October 1st, 2015 @ 7:57 pm

    I, for one, am trying not to notice the convenient narrative shift away from #OccupyResoluteDesks’s foreign policy debacles.

  11. smitty
    October 1st, 2015 @ 7:58 pm

    Let us hope that’s not the case, seriously.

  12. RKae
    October 1st, 2015 @ 8:07 pm

    What I want more than his name is his list of pharmaceuticals.

    That’s the most pertinent thing, and it’s always buried quickly.

  13. WarEagle82
    October 1st, 2015 @ 8:08 pm

    Well, I guess the county morgue counts as “in custody.”

  14. WarEagle82
    October 1st, 2015 @ 8:09 pm

    Yes, promoting falsehoods is Obama’s job and you can’t go horn-in on his act!

  15. trangbang68
    October 1st, 2015 @ 8:12 pm

    Link to the killer’s youtube video. :

    This is a disturbing glance into the black heart of a soul dead monster without a shred of humanity in him.He comes off as a narcissistic sociopath full of hate because he’s such a pathetic loser.
    God help this God rejecting society which keeps turning out these wretched monsters.

  16. concern00
    October 1st, 2015 @ 8:20 pm

    His name has been published…Chris Harper Mercer 26.

  17. RKae
    October 1st, 2015 @ 8:24 pm

    Caveat: This comment is now posted under it…

    Toby Reynolds, AKA “Egg Man” — the guy in this video — is NOT the shooter. He is alive, and has confirmed he had nothing to do with it.

    You’ve fallen for a 4chan hoax.

    Posted by: Skorpion at October 1, 2015 5:43 PM

  18. trangbang68
    October 1st, 2015 @ 9:03 pm

    I don’t know what 4chan is but I apologize for that

  19. Southern Air Pirate
    October 1st, 2015 @ 9:32 pm

    4chan is a website that dedicates itself to trolling social media and trolling the news and for general getting their chuckles by being asshats.

  20. Evi L. Bloggerlady
    October 1st, 2015 @ 9:36 pm

    I am just assume glad he is dead. And forgotten.

  21. Evi L. Bloggerlady
    October 1st, 2015 @ 9:38 pm

    Yeah, that’s Obama’s job. He NEVER lets a crisis go to waste and he has to promote taking guns from law abiding folks…

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  23. Daniel O'Brien
    October 2nd, 2015 @ 9:47 am

    Looks like the shooter is being outed as a Black Muslim. Thin social media connections to Radical Islamic views.

  24. Quartermaster
    October 2nd, 2015 @ 11:55 am

    Looks like you failed, as did I.

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  26. Robert What?
    October 4th, 2015 @ 10:45 am

    The problem was that the “Gun Free Zone” signs were not large enough so he didn’t notice them.