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Police: One student, gunman dead in Oregon high school shooting

Parents wait behind police tape for students from Reynolds High School to arrive by bus in Troutdale, Ore., on June 10, 2014. A shooting at the high school left one student and the gunman dead, the local police chief said. REUTERS/Steve Dipaola

PORTLAND, Ore. - A gunman walked into an Oregon high school and fatally shot a student on Tuesday before authorities found him dead a short time later.

Reynolds High School in the northern Oregon city of Troutdale was on lockdown after the shooting and students were being evacuated from the school room by room, police said.

"A gunman entered the high school this morning, shot one student. Unfortunately, that student has died," Troutdale Police Chief Scott Anderson said at a news conference.

He said the gunman was also found dead.

Anderson gave no further details and did not say whether the gunman was killed by police or took his own life.

CNN said earlier that some injuries had been sustained in the shooting, but neither of two fire departments that responded to the scene nor a private ambulance service, American Medical Response, reported taking any patients from the school.

Police said 30 to 40 Troutdale officers were on the scene. Multnomah County Sheriff's deputies also responded, police said.

Television footage showed police officers in helmets and tactical gear, leaving armored vehicles and running near the school’s perimeter with long rifles. Students were seen streaming out of the school with their hands raised.

"I do know that the students are being evacuated room by room by the police. The shooter is confirmed dead. They're evacuating students that were on lockdown one room at a time," Troutdale Mayor Doug Daoust told CNN. "We do have a huge police presence in front of the school."

The violence in Oregon was the latest in a string of U.S. shootings in recent weeks, including one at a college in neighboring Washington state last week.