We must all get along this has long been out of hand. Let’s stop the madness family
UPDATE: Oregon sheriff says shooter was a male and is deceased.
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EARLIER STORY: A gunman opened fire on Thursday at a community college in Oregon, killing 13 people and wounding some 20 others, in the latest mass killing to rock a U.S. school, officials and local media said.
There were conflicting reports on the number of casualties and wounded at Umpqua Community College. The state’s attorney general told the local NBC affiliate that 13 people had been slain, 20 wounded and the shooter was killed.
The suspect was not identified but CNN reported it was a man in his late 20s.
Douglas County Commissioner Chris Boice said the shooting left about 30 casualties, but he could not immediately say how many of those people died and how many were injured.
The shooting is the latest incident of gun violence in the United States, raising demands for more gun control and more effective treatment of the mentally ill. Recent episodes of gun violence include the massacre of nine people at a South Carolina church last spring and the killing of five U.S. servicemen in Chattanooga, Tennessee.