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National Center for Victims of Crime Statement on the Umpqua Community College Shooting

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

October 1, 2015
Contact: Tara Ballesteros  tballesteros@ncvc.org – 202-467-8743

Washington, DC -- The National Center for Victims of Crime was devastated to learn about today’s mass shooting at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Oregon. Our hearts break for the victims, their families, friends, and the entire community. The statistics this year alone are staggering. The Washington Post reported that through the end of August there have been more mass shootings than days in the year. As a country, we have to come together to address this issue before more lives are taken. Moments like these can be extremely difficult for victims of past violent events. We encourage anyone in need of support and/or assistance to please access available resources including by calling the VictimConnect Resource Center (855-4-VICTIM), our national hotline which provides confidential referrals for crime victims.