The mainstream media has made no mention of the shooter’s ethnicity yet which is a strong indication it is someone they wish it weren’t: namely, not white.
Furthermore, the fact that the shooter had to be neutralised rather than killing themselves suggests it’s not the suicidal bullying victim also known for US shootings but far more likely an aggressive member of Islam.
Read the report here:
At least 13 people have been killed and another 20 injured at a shooting at a community college in Oregon, an official says.
Oregon’s attorney-general said at least 13 people were killed and the gunman had died at the shooting at Umpqua Community College campus in Roseburg.
Douglas County Sheriff John Hanlin confirmed that officers exchanged fire with the gunman and also confirmed he died.
“Upon arriving there they located the shooter in one of the buildings. Officers engaged that suspect,” he said.
“The shooter threat was neutralised.
Mr Hanlin added later: “The shooter is deceased.”
The sheriff declined to confirm the number of killed and injured.
Oregon’s state governor Kate Brown confirmed the gunman was 20 years old.
CNN reported that four guns belonging to the shooter were recovered from the scene.
Authorities said the shooting took place in one of the classrooms in the science building.
CNN, citing local officials, said at least 20 people were critically injured, including one woman who was shot in the chest.
“It’s less than 20 but I don’t have an exact number,” said the county commissioners office assistant, who declined to be named.
Douglas County fire marshal Ray Shoufler said firefighters had evacuated 11 injured people from the college but two had died.
He said when firefighters arrived at the scene, police had the shooter in custody.
Mercy Medical Centre in Roseburg said on Facebook that the hospital had received nine patients from the shooting and had been advised that three more were en route.
US president Barack Obama said other countries, such a Britain and Australia, had been able to craft laws that prevented mass shootings.
“It cannot be this easy for someone who wants to inflict harm on other people to get a gun,” he told a news conference.
Gunman may have used social media before shooting: reports
News reports said the shooter may have posted a message online before the shooting.
The Portland Oregonian newspaper reported that officers responded at around 10:40am (local time) to reports of a shooting at the college.
The college was immediately placed on lockdown as firefighters, police and concerned parents rushed to the site.
Local media reported that authorities were combing through the campus.
Authorities set up a triage centre at the college and searched students as they left the facility.
Agents from the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the US Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives were on their way to Roseburg, a city of about 20,000 people 418 kilometres south of Portland.
School shootings are a disturbing reality of American life and many facilities have reinforced security in recent years, especially in the wake of the Sandy Hook massacre in 2012.
Twenty students and six adults were killed at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut by 20-year-old Adam Lanza.
Former politician and shooting victim Gabrielle Giffords tweeted her support for those involved in the attack.
“A community’s heart has been tested but will not be broken,” she said.
Ms Giffords, a Democrat in Arizona, was shot in the head during a 2011 attack that killed six people.
Time will tell but since they have the shooter’s body but won’t mention his name or ethnicity, it pretty much guarantees he’s a Muslim and that makes this just one more expected Islamic murder spree.
Jesus Christ is the hope of all Muslims and he is the only comfort in atrocities like this.
One day, he will bring an end to all evil and that is good news.