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10 dead, 7 injured after mass shooting at Umpqua Community College in Oregon; Shooter killed in gunfight with officers

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ROSEBURG, Ore. -

Hours after the shooting at Umpqua Community College, the Douglas County Sheriff's Office in Roseburg, Oregon says the latest information is that 10 people were killed and 7 injured during the shooting. It is unknown if that number includes the shooter. 

The number of casualties in the shooting fluctuated throughout the day. Earlier, the Oregon Attorney General said 13 people died and as many as 20 were injured following the shooting. 

A Sheriff's spokesperson the shooter, who has not been identified, was killed in a gunfight with officers. He has not been identified, but police say he was 20-years-old. Scanner traffic of the incident shows that police had responded to the college, found the suspect, exchanged gunfire with him, killed him, then called for additional ambulances. You can listen to that audio in the videos above.

Roseburg is along the Interstate 5 corridor approximately halfway between the borders with Washington and California. Umpqua Community College has about 3,000 students. Its website was down Thursday,

A student at the community college, Kortney Moore, says the gunman shot her teacher and asked others in her classroom about their religion before spraying more bullets. The gunman entered her classroom and told people to get on the ground. Moore says the man started asking people to stand up and state their religion and then opened fire.

The White House says President Barack Obama has been briefed by his homeland security adviser and at the president's request, he'll continue to receive updates throughout the day. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton says of the deadly shooting in Roseburg, Oregon, that it's beyond her comprehension that "we are seeing these mass murders happen again and again and again."

The former president of Umpqua Community College says the school has only one security officer on duty at a time, and that person isn't armed.

Joe Olson retired in June from his position as president.

He says last year, one of the biggest debates on campus was whether the school should have armed security officers. He says the college had three training exercises with local law agencies in the past two years, "but you can never be prepared for something like this."

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Olson says he suspects Thursday's shooting will start a discussion across the country about how community colleges prepare for something like this.

Sutherlin High School Principal Justin Huntley says his school has counselors available to students. Roseburg Public Schools Superintendent Gerry Washburn says a large number of Roseburg High School students go straight to Umpqua Community College after graduation.

"It's a small, tight community, and there is no doubt that we will have staff and students that have family and friends impacted by this event," Washburn said. "We're just trying to get ready to support them."

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