Roseburg Looks For Answers In Wake Of Mass Shooting
There's still no known motive for the gunman who opened fire at a community college Thursday in southern Oregon. The city of Roseburg was rocked by news that ten people died in a shooting at nearby Umpqua Community College.
The school's interim president, Rita Cavin spoke Thursday evening at a candlelight vigil in a local park. She says she hopes people will respond to the shooting with words of peace.
"Anger caused this and we can't have anger around us right this minute. We need love and compassion and healing, and it's going to take a long time,” said Cavin
Police have told reporters the shooter was 26-year-old Chris Harper Mercer. Police say he died in a gunfight with responding officers. Oregon Governor Kate Brown has ordered the state's flags to half-staff until sundown Friday.