Oregon: At least 15 people have been killed after a gunman opened indiscriminate fire at Oregon College in US on Thursday.
A Douglas County commissioner told media that the shooter had been neutralised. CNN reported that one of the wounded was a female who had been shot in the chest.
A spokeswoman for the Douglas County Sheriff’s department confirmed to Reuters there was a shooting at the Umpqua Community College campus in Roseburg. The spokeswoman had no further details.
The college, located six miles north of Roseburg, Ore., normally has 3,000 full-time students and 16,000
part-timers. Authorities quickly spread the word and called on residents and students not to go to the campus.
According to the Oregon State Police scanner traffic, authorities were preparing to release students from their classrooms, but asked that they be “patted down” before they were allowed to leave campus.
The college, established in 1964, has 16 buildings, and the campus includes a track, tennis courts, an outdoor pool and a vineyard.
The 100-acre campus is situated on verdant pasture along the North Umpqua River. In 2010, the school started construction on a $6.7 million viticulture building that now houses the Southern Oregon Wine Institute, which is a state of the art wine production and teaching facility.