Reports: 10 people killed during shooting at Oregon community college

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DOUGLAS COUNTY, Ore. – Dozens of people are injured, and several others are dead following a shooting at a community college in Oregon.

According to NBC News, a gunman was killed Thursday afternoon after reportedly killing 10 people and injuring 20 others at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Oregon.

A law enforcement official said Thursday that four guns were found on the scene, three pistols and one rifle. All four were believed to belong to the shooter.

Legally, a person must be 21 or older to buy a pistol from a gun dealer. Oregon’s governor has said the gunman — who could have gotten the weapons as gifts, from a gun show or bought them illegally — was 20.

His name has not been released.

Mercy Medical Center in Roseburg said it was treating nine patients, with three more expected.  Sacred Heart General Hospital, a major trauma center, told NBC News that it was also expecting three patients.

Students and faculty members who were not injured were taken to the Douglas County Fairgrounds.

“I turned around. I heard ‘active shooter,’ and I didn’t need to be told twice,” Larry Howell, a Umpqua student, told NBC News. “Everybody is reaching out to one another and checking on everyone. We don’t know which one of our colleagues are down.”

The interim leader of the college said one final bus was heading from the school to the Douglas County Fairgrounds, where others have been moved.

“We have grief counselors for those parents who have no children coming off that bus,” interim college President Rita Cavin said. “It’s been extremely sad right now to watch these families wait for the last bus.”

The college is a two-year school with roughly 3,300 students.

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