A survivor of the Oregon college shooting has told Sky News she believes new gun control measures will not end America’s epidemic of mass killings, shortly after the victims were named.
Shelby Wambolt managed to escape from Roseburg’s Umpqua Community College when the shooting began in a neighbouring classroom.
She says she later discovered that one of those who died was a close friend.
The others were Jason Dale Johnson, 34, Sarena Dawn Moore, 44, Kim Saltmarsh Dietz, 59, and 67-year-old teacher Lawrence Levine.
But Ms Wambolt said calls by President Obama for tighter regulations on gun ownership were misguided.
She said: “I know Obama got on the air and talked about gun control and I really don’t believe gun control is the problem.”
“What I’m hearing is that he (the gunman) did have mental illness and some issues but our town doesn’t have a lot of avenues for people who have mental illness.
“It is really sad because people who need help and treatment don’t get it.
“Could that have helped him? Could that have changed things? Could that have saved lives? We will never know.”
Read more: news.sky.com
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