UPDATE: Man who killed 9 in Oregon is also dead

Posted at 5:35 AM, Oct 02, 2015
and last updated 2015-10-02 06:35:32-04

A gunman opened fire at an Oregon community college Thursday, killing at least 9 people and wounding 20, authorities said. 

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The shooting occurred around 1 p.m. Thursday on campus at Umpqua Community College in rural southwest Oregon. Federal officials say the gunman, age 20, is dead.

A photographer for the Roseburg News-Review newspaper said he saw people being loaded into multiple ambulances and taken to the local hospital.

"It's extremely concerning and sad," said Endi Hartigan, spokeswoman for the Oregon Higher Education Coordinating Commission.

The rural town of Roseburg lies west of the Cascade Mountains in an area where the timber industry has struggled.

In recent years, officials have tried to promote the region as a tourist destination for vineyards and outdoor activities.

The shooting in Oregon joins the list of deadly mass shootings in our nation. Here's a look at the numbers: