5:30PM est (Reuters) – The gunman who opened fire at a community college in Roseburg, Oregon, on Thursday, asked people in an academic building to stand up and state their religion before he began shooting, a witness told the local News-Review newspaper.
Kortney Moore, 18, was in Snyder Hall when the shooter asked people to name their religion and then began firing, she told the paper.
“We’re rolling to help,” said Colene Domenech, a resident agent in charge of the Portland office. The agents will do “whatever they ask us to do.”
A shooter has been reported at Umpqua Community College, according to the Douglas County Fire District’s Twitter account. It’s unconfirmed how many wounded or if the shooting is still ongoing at the Roseburg campus.
Sgt. Dwes Hutson, a Douglas County Sheriff’s Office spokesman, says officers responded around 10:40 a.m. to reports of a shooting at the College. Huston could not confirm if anyone was injured.
According to the News Review newspaper in Roseburg, police and emergency crews are at Umpqua Community College after a reported gunman shot upwards of 20 people on campus.
Scanner reports indicated the suspect is down. Multiple ambulances are on scene. Early reports indicate at least 15 people are dead.
Police are clearing the science building at this time.
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— The Oregonian