A school shooting that occurred earlier today that killed 13 and the gunman died in a gunfire exchange with the police, according to a USA Today article titled “Up to 13 killed by shooter at Ore. community college.” 20 people were also injured in the attack at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Oregon.
Those on Twitter have been expressing their grief for students and families using the hashtag, #UCCShooting.
My heart goes out to all the victims involved in today's tragedy, no one deserves this type of atrocity. #UCCShooting
— The Scorch Trials (@MazeRunnerNY) October 1, 2015
Many are saying that it is unfortunate tragedy that requires social change to get better in the future.
How many shootings will we have before we actually make any effort to solve the problem? How many deaths does it take? #UCCShooting
— THE AMAZING ATHEIST! (@amazingatheist) October 1, 2015
— Germany Kent (@GermanyKent) October 1, 2015
— Leslie Marshall (@LeslieMarshall) October 1, 2015
Others appear to be outraged about how quickly people are taking the information and using it as a political basis for gun control.
The #UCCShooting victim's bodies aren't even cold yet & politicians are exploiting them for gun control, and not their own guns.
— Ferrari Sheppard (@stopbeingfamous) October 1, 2015
That moment when America uses a tragedy in your town as political fodder to complain about gun laws and racism. #UCCShooting
— Space Chicken (@TheSpaceChicken) October 1, 2015