SAN DIEGO (CBS 8) - News of Thursday's mass shooting at an Oregon college spread quickly across social media. From students at the campus to presidential candidates and celebrities, the shooting has people reacting.
A gunman opened fire at a rural Oregon community college Thursday, killing at least nine people before dying in a shootout with police, authorities said. One survivor said he demanded his victims state their religion before he started shooting.
The killer was identified as 26-year-old Chris Harper Mercer, according to a government official who was not authorized to speak publicly and provided the name on condition of anonymity. Authorities shed no light on his motive and said they were investigating.
The shooting happened at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, about 180 miles south of Portland.
One survivor said he demanded his victims state their religion before he started shooting.
Many students, teachers and prominent names took to Twitter to express their condolences, thoughts, prayers, outrage and need for better gun control in wake of this latest mass shooting.