Three are dead and one is critically injured in Inglis, Florida following a domestic violence situation in which a guy trying to be a helpful individual was killed. That was yesterday evening.
On to yesterday's mass shooting in Roseburg, Oregon:
The injury count and the death toll have been revised downward by authorities to seven and ten, respectively. One story of heroism emerged as a US Army veteran charged the shooter and was shot five times. It was the sixth birthday of Chris Mintz's son, so he celebrated in style. Both legs are broken, and he'll have to re-learn how to walk, but he probably saved a few lives with his action.
Best wishes to him for a speedy recovery!
The family has set up a Go Fund Me page to help with his medical costs.
Law enforcement people aren't naming the shooter:
"Let me be very clear: I will not name the shooter." Sheriff John Hanlin said during a Thursday night briefing at a fire station near the Roseburg campus. "I will not give him credit for this horrific act of cowardice."
He encouraged the news media and community to "avoid using it, repeating it, or engaging in any glorification and sensationalization of him."
"He in no way deserves it," he said. "Focus your attention on the victims and their families and helping them to recover."
Media will get the name confirmed in time... but you will never hear us use it.
At the community college, six weapons were recovered:
We have recovered a total of 13 weapons that are connected to the shooter and/or the shooter's residence:
At the school, we recovered six weapons including:
* 5 pistols
* 1 rifle
At the apartment, we recovered seven weapons including:
* 2 pistols
* 4 rifles
* 1 shotgun
A flak jacket was recovered lying next to one of the rifles inside the school. That flak jacket had steel plates held five magazines. Investigators also recovered a significant amount of ammunition at the apartment.
Thanks much to Dave, who's been following this closely and provided this last bit of information from his sources.