Mental Illness is real and even when it’s recognized many people close a blind eye to it as it’s not their problem until it hits home. The Federal Government has closed many programs that assist people as well as families that have relatives with mental Illness.
School shootings are becoming the norm. People being killed in general is becoming the norm. There was a time when you heard someone got shot and the community came together and grieved as a family; now when a person gets killed it’s forgotten about in a blink of an eye because people are becoming numb to all the violence.
Earlier today, a gunman walked up to Oregon’s Umpqua Community College and randomly started shooting people. So far there is nothing reported as to why this young man took this route.
Ear Hustle 411 will keep you updated with the investigation. In the meantime check out what CNN has reported.
The man who opened fire at Oregon’s Umpqua Community College on Thursday is dead, Douglas County Sheriff John Hanlin told reporters.
No police officers were injured, but preliminary information indicates 10 people were killed and more than 20 others injured in the shooting, according to Oregon State Police spokesman Bill Fugate.
Officers and the gunman exchanged fire at the Roseburg campus. The shooter was a 20-year-old man, according to Oregon Gov. Kate Brown, who ordered flags be flown at half-staff until sunset on Friday.
“It’s been a terrible day,” said Hanlin. “At this point, it’s a very active scene. It’s a very active investigation.”
A law enforcement official told CNN three pistols and one rifle believed to have belonged to the suspect were recovered at the scene.
“We arrived to find multiple patients in multiple classrooms. Law enforcement was on scene and had the shooter neutralized,” said Douglas County Fire Marshal Ray Shoufler.
He told CNN that two patients died while being transported to a hospital.
Mercy Medical Center posted on Facebook that it had received 10 patients. The extent of their injuries was not known.
Three female victims were at PeaceHealth Sacred Heart Medical Center at RiverBend in Springfield, about 70 miles north of the shooting scene, according to a hospital spokeswoman Thursday afternoon.
The shooting appears to have started in one building before the gunman moved to the school’s science building, a source with knowledge of the investigation told CNN. Those killed and wounded were found in at least two classrooms.
ATF agents were on scene and canine teams were en route to search for explosives, fire arms casings and ammunition, a spokesman said. FBI agents were also en route, officials said Thursday.
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