10 Dead After Mass Shooting On Oregon Campus

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Thanks for joining us tonight, I’m Bob Gallaher. First on Fox, a 26-year-old gunman opens fire on a community college campus in Oregon and state police say at least 10 people are dead. Officials have identified him as 26-year-old Chris Harper Mercer. The shooting prompted a passionate statement from president Obama about making changes to the nation’s gun laws. Karin Caifa reports.
Terrifying moments on the campus of Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Oregon.
“We were on the floor and put backpacks, chairs, whatever we could shield ourselves with in case he came in.”
Photos from the newspaper, The News-Review, reveal the chaotic scene. The shooting appears to have happened across at least two buildings, including the science building. The first 911 calls came in at 10:38am local time.
“Our victims, and the families of our victims, are the first from here on out is for them.”
Very little is known about the shooter and there is no known motive at this time. Roseburg, Oregon is about 70 miles from Eugene. Local officials say it’s a small, close-knit rural community.
The interim president of the college praised that community, for its response.
“The city manager, commissioner, just showed up and started helping. The whole community rose to the occasion.”
President Obama offered his condolences to the Oregon community, but also made a strong push for Washington to change gun laws.
“As I said just a few months ago and I said a few months before that and I said each time we see one of these mass shootings, our thoughts and prayers are not enough.”
Not enough for another community, left searching for answers.
In Washington, I’m Karin Caifa.

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