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Oregon community college shooting

At least nine people were killed and seven others wounded when a gunman opened fire Thursday at Umpqua Community College. Gunman Chris Harper Mercer, 26, was killed in a firefight with sheriff’s deputies.

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Radio traffic between dispatch and responding units during campus shooting highlights how it’s done
Kenny Ungerman, a Navy veteran in his first year in the school’s medic program, said he was talking to a National Guard recruiter outside when they heard a gunshot
Listen to the radio transmissions between responders and dispatch during response to shooting at the Umpqua Community College
Constant updates from a PIO reduces speculation and uncertainty, which is especially important for the friends and family of those directly involved
One witness said the 26-year-old gunman demanded to know students’ religion before shooting them; police weren’t saying whether they knew of any motive
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The hard-and-fast rules of scene safety need to be reconsidered in active-shooter incidents where victims need immediate treatment