News Update!!: Roseburg, OR: Latest information on the deadly shooting at Umpqua Community College.

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News Update!!: Roseburg, OR: Latest information on the deadly shooting at Umpqua Community College.

ZachNews has the latest information on the deadly shooting at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Oregon.

** As of 2:00pm PT on Friday, October 2nd, 2015: **

– Douglas County Sheriff’s Office John Hanlin has just read the names of the 9 victims who were killed during the deadly shooting at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Oregon.

** The names of the victims were identified by Douglas County Sheriff’s Office John Hanlin as: **

20 years old Treven Taylor Anspach of Sutherlin.

44 years old Sarena Dawn Moore of Myrtle Creek.

67 years old Lawrence Levine of Glide.

33 years old Jason Dale Johnson of Winston.

18 years old Lucas Eibel of Roseburg.

59 years old Kim Saltmarsh Dietz of Roseburg.

18 years old Quinn Glen Cooper of Roseburg.

19 years old Lucero Alcaraz of Roseburg.

18 years old Rebecka Ann Carnes of Myrtle Creek.

United States of America President Barack Obama has ordered all flags at government buildings to be immediately lowered to half-staff until sunset Tuesday, October 6th, 2015.

**** ZachNews sends our thoughts, prayers, and condolences to the families and friends of the victims in the deadly shooting at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Oregon. ****

** As of 12:00pm PT on Friday, October 2nd, 2015: **

– Family and witnesses are speaking out about a United States Army Veteran and Umpqua Community College Student and his heroic act in trying to stop the shooter and protecting other students lives.

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The heroic student is identified as 30 year old Chris Mintz and witnesses say Chris Mintz told other students to run, tried to block the door to keep the shooter from getting into the classroom, and charged at the shooter.

According to Chris Mintz’s Family, Chris Mintz is a father, originally from Randleman, North Carolina, served about 10 years in the United States Army, and just started college at Umpqua Community College.

Chris Mintz’ aunt Sheila Brown tells NBC News, “We were told he did heroic things to protect some people.”

Sheila Brown said that Chris Mintz was on the wrestling team and done cage-fighting, and said, “it does not surprise me that he would act heroically.”

Chris Mintz was shot multiple times during the deadly shooting at Umpqua Community College well trying to stop the shooter.

Chris Mintz survived being reportedly shot a total of 7 times.

Sheila Brown said that Chris Mintz was shot in the back, abdomen and hands, and had 2 broken legs.

Chris Mintz is currently alert and awake at a hospital as he recovers from surgery.

Chris Mintz’ cousin Derek Bourgeois set up a Go Fund Me page to help pay for his ensuing medical bills.

** Go Fund Me for Chris Mintz: **

https://www.gofundme.com/s75ge9y4

**** ZachNews sends our many thanks to Chris Mintz for his heroic work to save lives, and to all first responders for helping to save lives and for taking down the shooter of the deadly shooting at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Oregon. ****

** As of 11:00am PT on Friday, October 2nd, 2015: **

– Authorities are saying that the shooter had body armor and was armed with 6 guns and 5 additional magazines.

According to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives’ Assistant Special Agent in Charge Celine Nunez, 6 weapons were recovered at Umpqua Community College and an additional 7 were found at the shooter’s home.

Authorities are saying that all 13 firearms were reportedly purchased legally by the shooter or a family member in the last 3 years.

Investigators also found a flak jacket next to a rifle at the Umpqua Community College that contained steel plates.

During a press conference on Friday, Douglas County Sheriff’s Office John Hanlin said, “This is a hunting state and fire arms are common in most households.”

Douglas County Sheriff’s Office John Hanlin told the media that the medical examiner’s office will officially release the shooter’s name some time on Friday.

NBC News identified the shooter as 26 year old Chris Harper Mercer.

According to Douglas County Sheriff’s Office John Hanlin, nobody from his department will use his name because “it will only glorify his horrific actions and will only serve to inspire future shooters”.

The shooter’s family spoke to the media from their shooter father’s home in Tarzana, California late Thursday saying that they were in shock and were still trying to understand why he resorted to violence.

The shooter’s father, Ian Mercer, said to news reporters, “I’m just shocked as anybody at what happened today. I just been talking with the police and the F.B.I. – that’s all the details I have right now.”

The shooter’s father declined to answer any questions as he went back to his home which authorities are watching the home for their safety and the family wants about to respect their privacy.

Before moving to Oregon, the shooter lived at an apartment complex in Torrance, California where some neighbors say he was quiet and shy.

** As of 8:00pm PT on Thursday, October 1st, 2015: **

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– A candlelight vigils is underway near Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Oregon.

** As of 5:00pm PT on Thursday, October 1st, 2015: **

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– Douglas County Sheriff’s Office have updated the number of deaths and injuries in the deadly shooting at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Oregon saying that 9 people are dead, 7 people are injured, and the gunman was shot and killed.

Earlier, Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum said at least 13 people were killed and 20 people were injured.

It’s unclear what led to the discrepancy.

** As of 4:00pm PT on Thursday, October 1st, 2015: **

– Oregon Governor Kate Brown has announced that flags at all public buildings in Oregon would be immediately lowered to half-staff until sunset Friday, October 2nd, 2015.

In a press release from the Office of Oregon Governor Kate Brown, the press release states, “Governor Kate Brown immediately orders flags lowered to half-staff at all public institutions throughout Oregon until sunset on Friday, Oct. 2 in honor of the victims of the Umpqua Community College shooting. “Today is heartbreaking for Umpqua Community College, the greater Roseburg community, and all of Oregon,” Governor Brown said. “My heart is heavy as we continue to learn more about today’s tragic events. While it is still too early to know all of the facts, the effects of an incident such as this one are long-lasting. Please join me in keeping the victims and their families, as well as first responders, in your thoughts.” Following her press conference on the shooting this afternoon, Governor Brown is en route to Roseburg.”

** As of 3:36pm PT on Thursday, October 1st, 2015: **

– United States of America President Barack Obama spoke to the media about the deadly shooting at Umpqua Community College.

United States of America President Barack Obama said, “There’s been another mass shooting in America, this time at a community college in Oregon. It means there are more American families, moms dads, children, whose lives have been changed forever. That means there’s another community stunned with grief, and communities across the country forced to relive their own anguish, and parents across the country who are scared because it might have been their children. I’ve been to Roseburg, Oregon. There are really good people there. I want to thank all the First Responders whose bravery likely saved some lives today. In the coming days, we’ll learn about the victims, young men and women who were studying and learning and working hard, their eyes set on the future, their dreams of what they could make of their lives But, as I said just a few months ago, and I said a few months before that, and I said each time we see one of these mass shootings, our thoughts and prayers are not enough. It’s not enough. It does not capture the heartache and grief and anger that we should feel. It does nothing to prevent his carnage from being inflicted some place else in America next week or a couple months from now. We don’t yet know why this individual did what he did. It’s fair to say anybody who does this has a sickness in their minds, regardless of what they think their motivations may be. But we are not the only country on earth that has people with mental illnesses who want to do harm to other people. We are the only advanced country on earth that sees these kind of mass shootings every few months. Somehow this has become routine. The reporting is routine. My response here at this podium ends up being routine. The conversation in the aftermath of it. We’ve become numb to this. We talked about this after Columbia and Blacksburg, after Newberg, after Aurora, after Charleston. It cannot be this easy for someone who wants to inflict harm on other people to get their hands on a gun. Right now, I can imagine the press releases being cranked out. We need more guns they’ll argue, fewer gun safety laws. Does anybody really believe that? There are scores of responsible gun owners in this country. They know that’s not true. What’s also routine is that somebody somewhere will say Obama politicized this issue. This is something we should politicize. It is relevant to our common life together, to the body politic. This is a political choice that we make to allow this to happen every few months in America. We are collectively answerable to those families who lose their loved ones because of our inaction. When Americans are killed in mine disasters, we work to make mines safer. … When roads are unsafe, we fix them to reduce auto fatalities. We have seatbelt laws because we know it saves lives. The notion that gun violence is somehow different and our freedom and our constitution prohibits any modest regulation of how we use a deadly weapon when there are law-abiding gun owners all across the country who can hunt, protect their families, under such regulations, it doesn’t make sense. Each time this happens, I am going to bring this up. Each time this happens, I’m going to say, ‘We can actually do something about it.’ But we’re going to have to change the laws. I’ve got to have congress, state legislators, governors who are willing to work with me on this. I hope and pray that I don’t have to come out again during my tenure as president to offer my condolences. But based on my experience as president, I can’t guarantee that. May God bless the memories of those who were killed today. May He bring comfort to their families.”

** Video from The White House on YouTube: **

** As of 3:00pm PT on Thursday, October 1st, 2015: **

– United States of America President Barack Obama will be speaking to the media inside the Briefing Room at 3:20pm PT.

https://www.whitehouse.gov/live/president-obama-delivers-statement-2

** As of 2:00pm PT on Thursday, October 1st, 2015: **

– At least 13 people are dead, 20 people wounded, and the shooter killed after a deadly shooting at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Oregon.

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The deadly shooting happened at around 10:30am PT on Thursday, October 1st, 2015.

According to Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum, 13 people were killed and 20 people have been wounded, but those numbers may be updated later as the situation is still developing.

Several people were taken to the Mercy Medical Center in Roseburg, Oregon.

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According to the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office John Hanlin, the shooter fired at law enforcement officers and was killed, and there is no longer a threat on the campus.

Witnesses say the shooter came in and asked people to “state your religion” and there’s reports that an online posting warning students not to go to school today was posted to social media.

United States of America President Barack Obama has been briefed on the situation.

**** ZachNews sends our thoughts, prayers, and condolences to the families and friends of the victims in the deadly shooting at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Oregon. ****

** Stay tuned to ZachNews for more news updates with more information regarding this news story. **

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