Multiple casualties at Oregon college shooting

Multiple casualties at Oregon college shooting

At least seven people have died and 20 been injured in a shooting at a Community College in Oregon, state police have told local TV.

US emergency services have been alerted after a report of an active shooter at a community college in south-western Oregon.

Police Lieutenant Bill Fugate told KATU-TV that seven to 10 people were dead and at least 20 others were injured. A photographer for the Roseburg News-Review newspaper said he saw people being loaded into multiple ambulances and taken to the local hospital.

In a tweet, the local fire district advised people to stay away from Umpqua Community College in Roseburg. The city is about 180 miles south of Portland.

Umpqua Community College has about 3,000 students. Its website was down on Thursday, and a phone message left at the school wasn’t immediately returned.

A US police spokeswoman later said there was ‘no more threat' from the shooting at the college.

The rural town of Roseburg lies west of the Cascade Mountains. The timber industry has struggled there, and authorities in recent years have tried to promote the area as a tourist destination for wine growing and outdoor activities.

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