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15 dead, 20 wounded in US college shooting

ROSEBURG: At least 15 people were killed and another 20 wounded at a shooting on Thursday at a community college in Roseburg, Oregon, media reported.

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A Douglas County commissioner told CNN that the shooter had been taken into custody. CNN reported that one of the wounded was a female who had been shot in the chest.

A spokeswoman for the Douglas County Sheriff’s department confirmed to Reuters that there was a shooting at the Umpqua Community College campus in Roseburg. The spokeswoman had no further details.

“Active shooter scene is code 4. Multiple casualties all pt’s transported,” the Douglas County Fire Department said in a tweet. Multiple ambulances were reported to be on scene.

An aerial view of the college

The Portland Oregonian newspaper reported that officers responded at around 10:40 a.m. to reports of a shooting at the college. The Oregonian said police scanner traffic indicated that the shooter was “down.”

The paper said agents from the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco Firearms and Explosives were en route to Roseburg, a city of about 20,000 people some 260 miles (418 km) south of Portland.

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