The Latest: Obama leaves Roseburg following shooting
Oct. 09, 2015
ROSEBURG, Ore. (AP) — The latest on President Barack Obama's visit to Roseburg, Oregon, following the deadly shooting rampage at Umpqua Community College (all times local):
President Barack Obama has departed from Roseburg after meeting for almost an hour with family members of victims of last week's deadly shooting at Umpqua Community College.
The presidential helicopter flew from Roseburg to Eugene, where he boarded Air Force One for a flight to Seattle.
The White House has not said how many people the president met with at Roseburg High School. Obama told reporters that the public must "come together" to prevent mass shootings, but he said "today is about the families."
Obama did not make any public appearances during his short stay in the southwest Oregon town of 22,000.
Demonstrators gathered near the airport to protest the president's call for strict gun laws.
President Barack Obama has arrived in Roseburg, Oregon, to meet privately with family members and surviving victims of last week's deadly shooting at a community college.
The presidential helicopter touched down at the Roseburg airport and a motorcade whisked him to a meeting site.
Dozens of demonstrators were gathered near the airport to protest the president's call for strict gun laws.
President Barack Obama has arrived in Oregon where he will meet privately with family members and surviving victims of last week's deadly shooting at a community college in Roseburg.
Air Force One landed in Eugene shortly before noon on Friday.
Obama got on the presidential helicopter for a short flight to Roseburg, about 70 miles south of Eugene.
Dozens of demonstrators have gathered near the Roseburg airport to protest the president's call for strict gun laws.
Obama plans to deliver words of comfort and sympathy to grieving families of victims of the attack that killed nine people and injured nine others before the gunman took his own life.
Obama was expected to mute his message about the need for new laws to stem gun violence.