Eyewitness “heard shots” and “ran … got to my car and drove out.”
Timeline of October 1 Shooting from Oregon Live
How the FoxNews, CNN, MSNBC Covered the Oregon Shooting Before They Knew a Thing About It
By now, we all know that there’s been another school shooting, this time at Umpqua Community College in southern Oregon. But for what seemed like a very long time this afternoon, that was all we knew. Further details were hard to come by, which posed a challenge to the many journalists who were tasked with reporting on what had—and hadn’t—happened. If you, like me, were toggling between the three main cable news networks this afternoon as they struggled to report the story in a virtual information void, you saw three different and distinct journalistic strategies at work: circumspection, observation, and pontification. Here’s what I glimpsed, and here’s where I saw it.
ROSEBURG, Or. — The man who authorities believe 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.
The suspect was a 20-year-old man, according to Oregon Gov. Kate Brown.
Investigators are examining social media postings they believe were made by the suspect, according to a source with knowledge of the investigation.
The night before the attack, the alleged shooter appears to have had a conversation with others online about his intentions, the source said.
“We arrived to find multiple patients in multiple classrooms. Law enforcement was on scene and had the shooter neutralized,” Douglas County Fire Marshal Ray Shoufler told CNN.