A deadly shooting at a community college in rural Oregon on Thursday has left 10 dead, including the shooter, and at least seven people injured.
The gunman, a 20-year-old white male whose name has not yet been released, opened fire at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Oregon, according to Oregon State Police spokesman Bill Fugate.
According to reports, a gun found on the scene is believed to belong to the shooter, and investigators are looking into social media posts they believe are from the perpetrator.
Dancing with the Stars contestant Alek Skarlatos attended UCC before being deployed to Afghanistan in 2014 and quickly responded to the tragedy at his alma mater.The 22-year-old American Oregon Army National Guardsman was one of the three men who stopped a gunman from opening fire on a Paris-bound train in August.
"While I was fortunate enough to be in the right place at the right time in August aboard a train bound for Paris, I only wish that the same could be said for today," Skarlatos told ET in a statement. "I wish that I could have been there today to assist. I praise the first responders who were on the ground today in Roseburg as they undoubtedly were integral in saving numerous lives and putting a stop to what could have been more tragic than it is."
"My heart and prayers go out to this community, my community, right now," he added.
Earlier in the day, Skarlatos tweeted his love and support to the school and victims of the shooting. "Everyone send prayers out to ucc," he wrote.
Everyone send prayers out to ucc— alek skarlatos (@alekskarlatos) October 1, 2015
Other celebrities -- including Rose McGowan, who lived 180 miles from Roseburg in Portland, Oregon, during her teenage years, and Josh Groban -- have also taken to social media following the tragic shooting, one of many attacks that have shocked the nation in 2015. There have been 294 mass shootings in the 274 days of the year so far, which includes 44 other school shootings and an attack at a June screening of Trainwreck in Lafatyette, Louisiana.
Oh my god, Oregon State. When will this stop? This is madness. We must stop the NRA & its choke ... https://t.co/0iJOViyOSm— rose mcgowan (@rosemcgowan) October 1, 2015
He's not a shooter, he's a mass murderer. Get tough. Stop being wimps. Call it like it is. RT ... https://t.co/9FxLoxzFSK— rose mcgowan (@rosemcgowan) October 1, 2015
Thinking of the good people of Oregon today and of the victims. Horrible.— josh groban (@joshgroban) October 1, 2015
See more tweets below.
My hearts and prayers for those in Oregon. https://t.co/NW1rNBVvP1— Eva Longoria (@EvaLongoria) October 1, 2015
This shooting in Oregon is pathetic and abhorrent. My heart goes out. It's such a useless tragedy.— Dane Cook (@DaneCook) October 1, 2015
My heart aches for Umqua College in Oregon right now. This story is sadly too familiar these days.— Lance Bass (@LanceBass) October 1, 2015
So terrible. My thoughts are with all of those at Umpqua Community College. #UCCShooting.— Katie Couric (@katiecouric) October 1, 2015
While U.S. has 5% of the world's population, it saw 31% of public mass shootings #UCCShooting— Jessica Chastain (@jes_chastain) October 1, 2015
Heartbroken to hear of another shooting. So many lives lost. Thoughts and prayers are with the victims & families. https://t.co/ywU7UC5np2— George Takei (@GeorgeTakei) October 1, 2015
Another mass shooting… We really need to get these guns out of peoples hands— Brandi Glanville (@BrandiGlanville) October 1, 2015
Watch Jon Stewart's moving monologue from June after the Charleston church shooting in the video below.