UP to thirteen people are feared dead and another twenty wounded after a shooting at a community college in the US state of Oregon.
A local fire department confirmed the on Twitter and advised people to stay away from the area.
Active shooter at UCC. Please stay away from the area
— Fire Dist No.2 (@DCFD2) October 1, 2015
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The gunman, who was believed to be in his early 20s, was “neutralised” after the shooting broke out about 10:30am Oregon time.
Authorities said the shooting took place in one of the classrooms in the science building at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg and that a suspect was in custody.
The college was immediately placed on lockdown as firefighters, police and concerned parents rushed to the site.
Oregon State Police say the shooter is now deceased.
Investigators are looking into messages posted on online forums that appear to be a ‘warning’ by the shooter.
The message, which was posted anonymously on bulletin board 4chan, read: ‘Some of you guys are alright. Don’t go to school tomorrow if you are in the northwest.’
Less than 24 hours later a shooter opened fire at Umpqua Community College.
The message, which is time stamped 19:19 p.m, continued: ‘happening thread will be posted tomorrow morning. so long space robots.’
‘Will post again in am, 10 min countdown. Won’t say more to much to prepare.’
The alleged post is no longer visible on the website – the cached version was first posted on Reddit.