October 17, 2021

LIVE COVERAGE: Oregon College Shooter Asked Victims To State Religion – Reminiscent of Recent Islamic Attacks

Reminiscent of recent Islamic attacks, the Oregon College shooter also asked the victims to state their religion, reports from the scene say.

The same scenario played out in the Tunisian beach massacre, where victims were asked to state their religions and then non-Muslims were killed.

 Oregon College Shooter Asked Victims To State ReligionKortney Moore, an 18-year-old student at Umpqua Community College told the News Review she was sitting in her writing class when a bullet blasted through the window. She saw her teacher shot in the head then noticed that the shooter was in the classroom. Moore said the shooter told people to get on the ground. He then asked people to stand up and state their religion but started firing anywhere. She was on the ground next to people who’d been shot. h/t pa

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The Douglas County Sheriff’s Department says they responded to a report of a shooting with multiple fatalities at Umpqua Community College in Oregon at 10:30 a.m.  15 are dead and dozens are said to be injured. No other details are available at this time.

11:15 a.m. Police and emergency crews are at Umpqua Community College after a reported gunman has 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. Students are reporting on social media that they are trapped inside classrooms.

11:20 a.m. Police are clearing the science building at this time.

11:28 a.m. Photographer just returned from Mercy Medical Center where he witnessed multiple ambulances bringing in patients.

11:34 a.m. Reporter at UCC describes the scene as “pure chaos.”

11:39 a.m. Jared Norman, a nursing student at UCC, said he heard shots and then everyone was running. He is locked down in the cafeteria with 50 other students right now. They’ve heard there is a shooting, but they don’t know what’s going on. And they’re scared.

11:42 a.m. Automated phone call went out to parents at Roseburg School District, referencing UCC shooting and saying all schools are safe.

11:49 a.m. “We locked our door and I went out to lock up the rest rooms and could hear four shots from the front of campus,” said UCC Foundation Executive Director Dennis O’Neill. “We have heard there are casualties but know nothing more at this stage.” h/t nrtoday