Umpqua Community Hospital Shooting Analysis

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At the Umpqua Community College shots were fired. It was the fourth day of the fall term and no one expected anything unusual. Nine victims were killed, along with the gunman, and ten others were admitted to the Mercy Medical Center for treatment. Three of the patients were transferred to larger facilities for more intensive care. The victims’ names are not yet released and the sheriff of the town will not yet name the shooter. Douglas County Sheriff John Hanlin said “I will not give him credit for the horrific act of cowardice. Media will get the name confirmed in time … but you will never hear us use it.” The shooting only took about 10 minutes, he was armed with three pistols, and a semiautomatic rifle. He is said to have singled out Christians.
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