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Shooting at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Oregon

Discussion in 'Crimes' started by Kimster, Oct 1, 2015.

  1. Imamazed

    Imamazed Lead Administrator Staff Member


    Sheriff: Medical Examiner determines UCC gunman committed suicide

    Douglas County Sheriff John Hanlin revealed new information about the shooter's cause of death during a press conference Saturday afternoon.

    Officials said Douglas County Emergency Communications (DCEC) received the first 911 calls directing law enforcement to the Umpqua Community College where Roseburg Police Department (RPD) officers were first to arrive at 10:44 a.m.


    - As a 26-year-old killer gunned down victims inside a college classroom, he spared one student and gave him a package to deliver to authorities, according to the grandmother of a student who witnessed the deadly rampage in Oregon.


    Douglas County Sheriff's office hosts final planned news conference on UCC shooting

    John Hanlin, the Douglas County Sheriff hosted a news briefing to share more information about the Umpqua Community Shooting at the Roseburg Public Safety Building.

    The Sheriff shared the timeline of events during the first hour of the shooting on October 1:

    Read more: http://www.kptv.com/story/30178786/...news-conference-on-ucc-shooting#ixzz3nYhiTNEE


    Roseburg comes together to begin the healing process after UCC shooting

    he grieving process for those lost at the shooting at Umpqua Community College will be long and it will be difficult, but the community of Roseburg is coming together in ways big and small.

    Like so many other students, freshman Keegan Lally was simply in class on what should have been a normal Thursday when his class heard the shooting.

    Read more: http://www.kptv.com/story/30177065/...ling-process-after-ucc-shooting#ixzz3nYi1Bkpp


    1st responders hit hard by Umpqua CC shooting

    We are learning more about what happened the day a gunman opened fire at Umpqua Community College, including details regarding the response by paramedics and other first responders.

    When firefighters and EMTs first arrived at the school, they had to wait for law enforcement to clear the scene. Then, they assessed the situation and set up a triage for the victims.

    Douglas County Fire District 2 Chief Greg Marlar said it was a horrific scene with many casualties and fatalities. It took time to identify all the victims, but soon enough he had to alert two of his employees that their family members had passed away.
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  2. Imamazed

    Imamazed Lead Administrator Staff Member

    Julie Woodworth, 19, is in critical but stable condition at PeaceHealth Sacred Heart. (Facebook)
    As the community mourns the loss of 9 people in a shooting at Umpqua Community College, several others remain hospitalized.

    Although it will be a long road to recovery, doctors say they are hopeful they will all survive.

    Three shooting victims remain in critical condition. The surviving victim with the most serious injuries is being treated at PeaceHealth Sacred Heart Medical Center.
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  3. Imamazed

    Imamazed Lead Administrator Staff Member

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  4. Imamazed

    Imamazed Lead Administrator Staff Member

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  5. Imamazed

    Imamazed Lead Administrator Staff Member


    Oregon college shooter's mom boasted about her gun collection online and said she would openly carry an assault rifle 'when the mood strikes'

    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...ssault-rifles-mood-strikes.html#ixzz3ndzXcMGq
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    Laurel Harper, who worked as a nurse and shared an apartment with her 26-year-old son near the Umpqua Community College Campus, said on the social media site that she would 'sling' one of her many guns over her shoulder 'when the mood strikes'.

    Harper names at least six guns in her long-winded dialogue about her support for open carry laws in Oregon according to vocativ.com.

    'It's ridiculously easy to understand the apprehension associated with open carry. I moved from So. Calif. to Oregon, from Southern Crime-a-mania to open carry. An open carry law won't work everywhere!' she wrote in the September 2014 post.

    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...ssault-rifles-mood-strikes.html#ixzz3ndzkftVf
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  6. charlie

    charlie gruntled

    I find it interesting that there are pictures of the murderers father and step sister, but I've only seen one photo of the mom
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  7. Imamazed

    Imamazed Lead Administrator Staff Member


    EXCLUSIVE: Mom of Oregon mass killer stockpiled firearms out of fear of stricter gun laws, took son to shooting range

    The mother of the Oregon mass murderer stockpiled firearms because she feared stricter gun laws — and shopped around for a shooting range that would let her and her son fire away without supervision, the Daily News has learned.

    Laurel Harper, a nurse who shared an apartment with her son Chris Harper Mercer, spoke openly about her love of guns, said the mother of one of her patients.

    "She said she had multiple guns and believed wholeheartedly in the Second Amendment and wanted to get all the guns she could before someone outlawed them," Shelly Steele, who hired Harper to provide care for her sickly teenage son, told The News in an exclusive interview Saturday.
  8. daisy7

    daisy7 Member Supreme

    So many similarities to Lanza. :(
  9. Kimster

    Kimster Director Staff Member

    One of the stars on Dancing with the Stars had been a UCC student. :(
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  10. President Pope Dewey

    President Pope Dewey Sanity is a state of mind

    It was one of the Americans that took out the trash on the french train.
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  11. Kimster

    Kimster Director Staff Member

    KEZI 9 NEWS ‏@KEZI9 2m2 minutes ago

    Anastasia Boylan, one of the 3 patients at RiverBend from #UCC returned home today. The 2 remaining patients are critical and fair.
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  12. fran

    fran Administrator Staff Member

    Oregon school shooting: Memorial services set for 7 victims

    Memorial services have been scheduled for seven of the nine victims killed in last week's Umpqua Community College shooting.

    The first will take place Thursday, to remember and honor Jason D. Johnson. The services for three teenage college students, all graduates of Roseburg High, will take place in Roseburg, beginning Friday.

    South Umpqua High graduate Rebecka Carnes will be honored and remembered at that high school on Saturday, and Sutherlin High graduate Treven Anspach will be memorialized at his alma mater the following Saturday. Kim Saltmarsh Deitz will be memorialized Sunday at scenic Pyrenees Vineyard, where she had worked as a caretaker.

    read more ........... http://www.oregonlive.com/pacific-n...ege_shooting_memori.html#incart_story_package
  13. fran

    fran Administrator Staff Member

  14. Kimster

    Kimster Director Staff Member

    Remembering Umpqua Community College

    In the days since the tragedy at Umpqua Community College, our nation has come together to support the families and the community in Roseburg. Today, Oregonians everywhere carry the heavy burden and the sorrow and pain of those loved ones we have lost. We are grateful to the Roseburg first responders, dispatchers, emergency medical personnel and students and staff whose bravery and quick action saved countless lives. No words can fully mend our broken hearts, but Oregonians everywhere will continue to come together and embrace the families and the Roseburg community as they continue to heal.

    - Senator Jeff Merkley
  15. Imamazed

    Imamazed Lead Administrator Staff Member


    Online writings about guns, Asperger's linked to Oregon shooter's mom

    The apparent online writings of the mother of the man who killed nine people at a community college in Oregon discuss guns and the autism spectrum, painting a partial picture of the environment the family lived in, their beliefs and the challenges they faced.

    Online posts linked to Laurel Harper, mother of the gunman, are limited and incomplete, but they seem to indicate two things: that her son, Chris Harper-Mercer, had a developmental disorder, and that the family had a familiarity with firearms and gun laws.


    Oregon gunman killed himself after police shot him

    The gunman who fatally shot nine people at an Oregon community college last week killed himself in front of his victims after two police officers wounded him, authorities said Wednesday.

    When two plainclothes detectives spotted Christopher Harper-Mercer in the doorway of a campus building, he fired at them, and the officers quickly returned fire. The killer then went back inside and shot himself in a classroom where many of his victims lay dead and wounded, a prosecutor told a news conference.

    It was authorities' most detailed account yet of the gunman's death. Previously, they had said only that the 26-year-old attacker killed himself after a shootout.


    Sgt. Joe Kaney and Det. Todd Spingath are being hailed as heroes for stopping the gunman at Umpqua Community College.

    "These men saved lives this day,” said Douglas County District Attorney Rick Wesenberg. “They had little regard for their personal safety and saved many people that day with their heroic acts.”

    The two plain-clothes police veterans ran toward the gunfire without hesitation, even though they were not wearing bullet-proof vests and had no idea how soon more backup would arrive.


    Roseburg latest: Shooting victim released from hospital

    A survivor of the deadly mass shooting at an Oregon community college last week has been released from the hospital.

    PeaceHealth Medical Center in Springfield said Wednesday that Anastasia Boylan returned home to continue her recovery. The 18-year-old had been shot through the spine and a bullet had lodged in her back.

    Her grandmother has told The Associated Press that Boylan played dead and the gunman left her bleeding on the floor.

    Two other women are still at the hospital. Julie Woodworth is in critical condition, and the other is in fair condition.
  16. daisy7

    daisy7 Member Supreme

  17. fran

    fran Administrator Staff Member

    This makes no sense. He attempted suicide and his mom gets him all involved with guns?

    Good grief!
  18. daisy7

    daisy7 Member Supreme

    Common Response After Killings in Oregon: ‘I Want to Have a Gun'

    ROSEBURG, Ore. — A week has passed since J. J. Vicari huddled underneath a desk while gunshots exploded in the classroom next door. Now he is thinking about guns. Not about tightening gun laws, as President Obama urged after nine people were killed at the community college here. But about buying one for himself.

    “It’s opened my eyes,” said Mr. Vicari, 19. “I want to have a gun in the house to protect myself, to protect the people I’m with. I’m sure I’ll have a normal life and never have to go through anything like this, but I want to be sure.”

    Mr. Obama plans to visit Roseburg on Friday to meet the grieving families of yet another gun rampage, but many people here are bristling at his renewed call for stricter gun laws. In some ways, the rampage at the college by a 26-year-old student, Christopher Harper-Mercer, has actually tightened the embrace of guns in a rural town where shots at rifle ranges echo off the hills and hunters shoot deer and elk through the fall.

    Some families touched by the violence and students who fled gunfire said they now feared that the kind of bloodshed seen inside Classroom 15 of Snyder Hall at Umpqua Community College could happen anywhere. Some said they were planning to buy guns. Others said they would seek concealed-weapons permits. Others, echoing gun advocates’ calls for more weapons on campus, said the college should allow its security guards to carry guns. A few said they thought that stricter gun control laws could have averted the massacre.



    I find it disheartening that the majority now want to get a gun. So that they can defend themselves from a gun. Just a never-ending cycle of gun violence. IMO.
  19. Kimster

    Kimster Director Staff Member

    Especially when he's been DX'd with Asperger's. I wonder how much education she's had to learn about how AS works?
  20. fran

    fran Administrator Staff Member

    I was under the impression she's a nurse. Wouldn't she KNOW about AS? You'd think she'd be more knowledgeable about it than those not trained in the medical field.


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