Oregon School Shooting
Ten people were killed and seven were injured when a gunman opened fire at Oregon's Umpqua Community College.
CNN reports the shooting started on Thursday morning in the rural lumber town when the assailant, armed with three handguns and an assault rifle, stormed Snyder Hall and started firing, asking students about their religion as he attacked. The gunman was identified as Chris Harper Mercer, a resident of Oregon. Mercer, 26, formerly lived with his mother in Torrance before moving to Oregon. His father, Ian Mercer, lives in Tarzana.
Students described scene in a public speaking class that was underway in a college humanities building, and people fleeing in panic from classrooms as they heard gunshots. The college went into lock down, and the gunman died in an exchange of gunfire with police officers who responded.