There was a mass shooting today and Umpqua Community College in Roseberg, Oregon. Although there is still much information to be discovered with the ongoing investigation, the Oregon district attorney has confirmed that there are 13 dead and many more injured.
According to Shepherd Smith of FOX News, the New York Times is reporting a chilling account by numerous witnesses. Reportedly, witnesses have told authorities the shooter had people stand and state their religion before he shot them.
Though authorities know the identity of the shooter, have his car in their possession and know where he lived, the shooter has only been identified as a 20-year old man. It has also been reported that the shooter is dead. No further details about him have been released nor is a motive known.
Update, 2:22 pm PT: FOX News reports the New York Times has removed the story about the shooter asking each victim to state their religion before he shot them. The Times was quoting a local newspaper. NBC News, however, continues to quote that student, Kortney Moore, who told the local newspaper The News-Review, that she heard the gunman asking people to stand up and state their religion.
Kortney Moore, 18, from Rogue River, was in her Writing 115 class in Snyder Hall when one shot came through a window. She saw her teacher get shot in the head. The shooter was inside at that point, and he told people to get on the ground. The shooter was asking people to stand up and state their religion and then started firing away, Moore said. Moore was lying there with people who had been shot.
This story is developing.