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Victims in UCC shooting identified, ranging from 18 to 67

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The nine victims killed by a shooter at Umpqua Community College Thursday have been identified, ranging from teens to a man in his thirties that recently went back to finish high school to the class instructor.

Lucero Alcaraz, 19, Quinn Glen Cooper, 18, Kim Saltmarsh Dietz, 59, Lucas Eibel, 18, Jason Dale Johnson, 33, Sarena Dawn Moore, 44, Trevan Taylor Anspach, 20,  Rebecka Ann Carnes, 18, and Lawrence Levine, 67 were identified as the victims during a news conference Friday afternoon.

Douglas County Sheriff John Hanlin led other county, city and school officials as he released the names, noting that two of the victims, Anspach and Carnes, had family ties to the same first responders that were on the scene of the shooting Thursday.

Fire Chief Greg Marlar described the tragedy as personal, and shared a statement from the family of Trevan Anspach, who described their son as “larger than life” and “the perfect son.” Marlar also said that emergency crews were working with investigators and that the services from the emergency crews would not be affected. 

Hanlin and Oregon State Police Sgt. Cari Boyd shared statements from families of the victims, and Hanlin clarified the total number of other victims transported to area hospitals, raising the count to nine from earlier reports of seven.

The family of Johnson shared they were happy he had enrolled in the school and thought he “had finally found his path.”

Eibel was remembered for his love of volunteering with Wildlife Safari and participating in the FFA.

Cooper’s family remembered the teen as “funny, sweet and compassionate,” adding they did not know, “how we are going to move forward with our lives without Quinn.”

Hanlin said that the families of the victims were asking for privacy, and asked the same for the first responders on the scene.

Janet Holland with the Community Health Alliance, said mental health specialists were already at UCC, Mercy Hospital and the Douglas County fairgrounds to offer whatever assistance was needed, and that there was a tool-free helpline that had been established at 1-800-866-9780 for anyone needing to talk about that tragedy.

“I have been totally amazed by the outpouring of support across the state,” she said, before offering tips on trying to cope with the tragedy.

UCC Board of Trustees chair Vanesa Becker expressed her condolences to the families of the victims and thanked every one of the response and support. She said the focus for the college was supporting students, faculty and staff, and said the school was working on getting the students access. Classes will be canceled at the school for the next week.

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