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Another US School shooting: 74th shooting since Sandy Hook tragedy

A gunman killed one student and injured a teacher in another US school shooting yesterday in Oregon.

He walked into Reynolds High School with a rifle and shot a student to death.

The gunman also died but it was not immediately clear if he had killed himself. 

This comes just a week after the Seattle Pacific University and three weeks after the Santa Barbara shooting.

This is the 74th school shooting since the Sandy Hook tragedy where 20 young children died in December 2012.

   

Source: Twitter/@Mark Gongloff

Meanwhile the girlfriend of Emilio Hoffman, the student who died in the shooting posted a series of heartbreaking tweets upon learning of his death.

 

Given the string of shootings recently, US President Barack Obama expressed frustration at the lack of gun reform just hours after the Oregon shooting.

He called for national "soul searching" over gun violence, warning that mass shootings were "off the charts" in a way no other advanced country would tolerate.

He added: "We are the only developed country on earth where this happens, and it happens now once a week.

"There is no place else like this!"

Source: Reuters, Washington Post, Twitter, New York Daily News

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