Report: Oregon Shooter Asks College Students to State Their Religion Before Gunning Down Class

Crime SceneROSEBURG, Ore. — At least a dozen are dead and over 20 injured after a gunman opened fire at a community college in Oregon today, reportedly asking students to state their religion before spraying the room with bullets.

The incident occurred after 10 A.M. at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, approximately 180 miles south of Portland, and is believed to have been contained to a classroom in the science building.

Student Kortney Moore, 18, told News Review-Today that a bullet flew through the window of her writing class and she looked up to see her teacher being shot in the head. She said that the gunman then told everyone to get on the ground, and asked students to stand up and state their religion.

While it is unknown as to whether any students followed the latter of his instructions, 13 students are dead from the massacre. Approximately 20 others were taken to the hospital; their condition is not yet known.

911 audio footage captured dispatchers asking for “as many ambulances as possible to this incident we have upwards of 20 victims.”

“I was walking to my class and I heard something, but you don’t really think it’s going to be a shooting. I got to class and they told me we were on lockdown, we went into the corner and turned the lights off,” student Courtney Rennie told MSNBC. “You prepare for situations like this 100 times, but you don’t actually think it will happen.”

“Umpqua is the only higher education facility in the county,” also outlined to reporters. “It is a peaceful community. We have our share of crime like any small community, but obviously it is a shock to the whole community to have this level of incident.”

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The shooter exchanged gunfire with police, and is now deceased. It is unclear as of press time whether the gunman was killed by police or turned his weapon on himself. Witnesses state that an estimated 75 police cars descended upon the scene following report of the shooting.

The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office posted on Facebook that students and faculty were “bused to the Douglas County Fairgrounds” and could be “picked up there.”

“While it is still too early to know all of the facts, I know I am joined by my fellow Oregonians and Americans in profound dismay and heartbreak at this tragedy,” Oregon Gov. Kate Brown said in a statement.

The identity of the gunman has not yet been released, but is stated to be a 20-year-old male.


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  • Peter Leh

    One
    day the pharmaceutical companies will have to give an account of their
    roles in theses shootings. In 99% the gunman are either on psychotropic
    meds or is getting off psychotropic meds.

    • Jonathan Douglas

      Um this is nonsense. Allot of mass violence occurred before psychotropics were even invented and there are numerous acts of mass violence in Asia where the populace is likely unable to afford that kind of medication or care. Please don’t spread irresponsible slanderous garbage like this again.

      • Peter Leh

        kids are shoot up schools in asia?

    • http://www.bing.com/ Martin Smit

      I read here about an anti-religious sentiment. I read nothing about drugs. You are deliberately drawing attention away from the true motivations for this crime. Perhaps you feel guilt that you share the shooter’s motives.

      • Peter Leh

        “I read here about an anti-religious sentiment. I read nothing about
        drugs. You are deliberately drawing attention away from the true
        motivations for this crime.”

        What are the side effects of psycho tropic meds? If am a delusional these last thing is need is delusional and psychotic side effects.
        savvy?

    • afchief

      There also liberals. Don’t know who that shooter was affiliated with. But, why is it that none of the disturbed and evil men, who steal guns, then go and kill movie-goers and children in school, has ever been identified as a Christian, Conservative, Tea Party, NRA member?

      Ft. Hood~~~ Registered Democrat ~ Muslim

      Columbine ~~~ Too young to vote; both families were registered Democrats and progressive liberals

      Virginia Tech ~~~ Wrote hate mail to President Bush and to his staff ~ Registered Democrat

      Colorado Theater ~~~ Registered Democrat; staff worker on the Obama campaign; Occupy Wall Street participant; progressive liberal

      Connecticut School Shooter- ~~~ Registered Democrat; hated Christians

      Common thread – all of these shooters were progressive liberal Democrats.”

      So all the killers are democrats – same as 99% of the folks in prison? No one’s surprised.

      Maybe we should ban liberal democrats!

      • Peter Leh

        Ha… maybe so. “don;t mix liberalism with meds”. 🙂

  • disqus_h7NlZcXZg4

    This story must be a fake, made up. I mean UCC was a gun free zone, no law abiding criminal would bring a gun into a gun free zone.

  • cornerstonechwk

    Just keep teaching the kids that our great grand father was a rock and there is ultimately no meaning to life, no absolutes etc. and see if we don’t get more incidents like this one. Duh!

    • Peter Otieno Onyango

      and that organic soup was our origin. This impart meaningless to life and every action good or bad both being relative is justifiable.

      • cornerstonechwk

        If that organic soup was our origin, there would be no such thing as good or bad! Just (is).

    • Lawrence Agan

      Since the creation story is one of many recycled tales carved in stone thousands of years before genesis, (Enki, Gilgamesh, Ninhursag, Enuma Elish, etc) it is a bit of a stretch to assume “being taught evolution” is not only the root cause of this incident, but that if the “theory” (opposed to belief) of evolution is incorrect, did not happen to come from a God or gods you believe in. No one knows why he did this.