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Roseburg firefighter's son among the victims in UCC shooting

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SUTHERLIN, OR (KPTV) -

Although the names of the victims weren't released until Friday afternoon, it was no secret to the community in the small town of Sutherlin that they had lost one of its own, 20-year-old Treven Anspach.

"I was talking to a friend yesterday and said this is too close to home. And she looked at me sadly and said, 'no, it's home,'" said Greg Kobbeman from Sutherlin.

Anspach, who was the son of a Roseburg firefighter, was just one of the nine victims of Thursday's Umpqua Community College shooting.

Anspach graduated from Sutherlin High School in 2014 and worked in the plywood department at Roseburg Forest Products. According to his former principal, he was a star basketball player, well-liked, and an all-around good kid.

Douglas County's Fire Chief spoke about Anspach Friday afternoon.

"Treven was one of the most positive young men, always looking for the best in life. Treven was larger than life and brought out the best in those around him. In Justin and Kim's words, Treven was a perfect son."

Even those who didn't know him in the close-knit community, knew of him.

"I do know some people that are taking it very hard that were close to him. They've been, I talked to them a couple hours ago and they were still waiting on an update," said Jessica McGrew.

Now, many in Sutherlin are mourning and remembering a young life has been lost, along with several others, in a tragedy that defies understanding.

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