En 20-åring drepte 10 og såret 20 på et college i Oregon torsdag kveld før han selv ble drept i skuddveksling med politiet. Umpqua Community College hadde ingen bevæpnede vakter, men hadde ifjor debattert hvorvidt de skulle ha det, ifølge BBC.
Colleget ligger avsides til og hadde bare en vakt for 3000 studenter.
Et vitne forteller at morderen ba elevene reise seg og oppgi sin religion.
One student, Kortney Moore, 18, told News Review-Today that she was in her writing class in Snyder Hall when a single shot came through a window.
Moore said she saw her teacher get shot in the head, apparently after the gunman came into the classroom. At that point, Moore told the newspaper, the shooter ordered everyone to get on the ground. The shooter then asked people to stand up and state their religion and then started firing, Moore said..
Ifølge New York Post så drepte drapsmannen de som oppga at de var kristne, mens andre ble skutt i bena:
A woman who claimed to have a grandmother inside a writing class in Snyder Hall, where a portion the massacre unfolded, described the scene in a tweet.
“The shooter was lining people up and asking if they were Christian,” she wrote. “If they said yes, then they were shot in the head. If they said no, or didn’t answer, they were shot in the legs. My grandma just got to my house, and she was in the room. She wasn’t shot, but she is very upset.
President Obama uttalte til pressen:
«somehow this has become routine. The reporting is routine. My response here are the podium somehow has become routine… we’ve become numb to this».