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Shooter Killed Himself, Authorities Say

Brandon Nelson Hubbard

Authorities say the shooting who killed 9 people Thursday at Umpqua Community College committed suicide.  

The Douglas County Sheriff says police arrived at the scene 6 minutes after the first 9-1-1 call and exchanged gunfire with the shooter 2 minutes later. The medical examiner determined the shooter killed himself. Fire Chief Greg Marlar says two of the 9 killed were related to first responders.

Marlar: "It was with great sadness that we learned that Firefighter Justin Anspach lost his son Treven Taylor Anspach and EMS Paramedic Brian McFadden lost his niece Becca Ann Carnes."

The shooter's family has released a statement expressing shock and deep sadness.


Rachael McDonald is KLCC’s former News Director. Rachael has a BA in English from the University of Oregon. She started out in public radio as a newsroom volunteer at KLCC in 2000. After reporting for the Northwest News Network and KAZU, Rachael returned to KLCC in 2007 as Morning Edition host and a general assignment reporter covering politics, the environment, education, and the arts. She was hired as KLCC News Director in 2018. Rachael departed KLCC in June, 2022.
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