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At Least 2 Dead, Several Wounded In Shooting At Oregon College

Updated at 3:25 p.m. ET

An active shooter at a community college in western Oregon has killed at least two people and wounded nine others, according to a county fire marshal.

The exact number of casualties is unclear: Douglas County Fire Marshal Ray Shoufler tells CNN that 11 people were transported to hospitals and that two of them have died following the shooting at Umpqua Community College. Oregon State Police Lt. Bill Fugate is quoted by KATU-TV in Portland as saying 7 are dead and 20 hurt.

Reuters quotes an unnamed college employee as saying that students "came in running ... we went into lockdown."

[KATU is running a live stream here.]

Officers responded to reports of an "active shooter" on campus at about 10:38 a.m. PT. The Oregonian, citing police scanner traffic says the shooter is "down."

Rob Manning of Oregon Public Broadcasting reports that "there are multiple casualties being transported away from the [college] with unconfirmed reports of fatalities."

Umpqua Community College is a major institution in that part of the state, Manning says.

The Associated Press says that the college, located in Roseburg, where the shooting took place, has about 3,000 students. The school's website was down Thursday, and a phone message wasn't immediately returned.

This is a breaking news story. We'll update this post with developments.

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