A shooter who opened fire at at Umpqua Community College Thursday in southern Oregon injured as many as 20 people before he was downed, a Douglas County official said.

KATU-TV reports that Oregon State Police say there were multiple fatalities, but that could not be immediately confirmed.

County commissioner Chris Boice told KGW-TV that 15 to 20 people were injured in the melee, including one woman shot in the chest.


Boice said the shooter was "brought down," according to KGW reporter Tim Gordon.

Police received a call of an active shooter in the classroom at the college at 10:30 a.m., local time, according to the Douglass County Sheriff’s Office


Authorities in Roseburg, Ore., quickly spread the word and called on residents and students not to go to the campus. The school normally has about 3,000 full time students and 16,000 part-time students. "Active shooter at UCC. Please stay away from the area,” Fire District No. 2 that serves Douglas County said on Twitter. 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. Umpqua Community College is a community college located six miles north of Roseburg, Ore.

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.

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