No criminal charges filed following Umpqua Community College shooting
ROSEBURG, Ore. – October 1 marks two years since the mass shooting at Umpqua Community College.
The Douglas County Sheriff's Office released the full report of the investigation into the 2015 tragedy on September 8.
The Douglas County District Attorney's Office has decided not to file criminal charges against anyone regarding this investigation.
That's because investigators have determined that the shooter acted alone on October first, killing nine people.
At the time, the shooter was enrolled in two classes at Umpqua Community College.
The investigation shows that on the day of the shooting he was confronted by law enforcement.
He exchanged gunfire with them, then committed suicide by shooting himself.
Investigators found a manifesto written by the shooter.
It revealed he was inspired by gunmen responsible for other mass shootings.
Investigators conducted hundreds of hours of interviews and collected numerous pieces of evidence during this investigation.
The release of the investigation documents comes just ahead of the second anniversary of the shooting.
The healing process is not finished in Douglas County and in Roseburg.
“I've got to say, the wounds aren't totally healed but they're sealed over,” said long-time Roseburg resident Fred Dayton Jr.
Dayton compared the UCC tragedy to the horrific 1959 explosion that killed many in downtown Roseburg.
“Roseburg healed from that and went on. Different tragedy; greater loss of life. We are doing the same thing with UCC,” said Dayton.
“I think people are healing," said Kela Barton of Winston. "Of course those that were directly affected in the whole area, you're never going to forget this."
“I don't know if our community will ever be able to move on completely," Rita Baglien of Roseburg said. "I mean, I don't think anybody really wants to completely move on, because you don't want to forget."