At least 7 killed and 20 more injured in Oregon community college shooting

The Los Angeles Times

At least seven people were killed and 20 more injured by a gunman who opened fire Thursday at a southwestern Oregon community college, officials said.

The gunman was no longer a threat, said Andrea Zielinski, a spokeswoman for Douglas County Sheriff’s office.

The shooting was the latest in string of gun attacks from Columbine High School in Colorado in 1999 to Sandy Hook Elementary Scool in Connecticut in 2012.

“It’s sad that we’re now in that horrible club of schools that have had to deal with this,” Douglas County Commissioner Tim Freeman told the Los Angeles Times. “I hope communities around our nation will pray for us.”

“It’s a tragic event and we’re right in the middle of it,” Douglas County Commissioner Chris Boice said.

At the White House, President Obama was briefed by officials. Spokesman Josh Earnest said: “sensible steps that can be taken to protect our communities from gun violence continues to be a top priority of this administration.”

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