In the aftermath of the tragic shooting at the Umpqua Community College in the US state of Oregon on 1 October, several politicians and celebrities have shared their reaction on Twitter condemning the politics of gun control laws in the US. Nearly 20 injured victims are receiving treatment in hospital and up to 13 are confirmed dead so far, as the death toll continues to rise.

Following the news, a fire official tweeted: "Active shooter at UCC. Please stay away from the area". The tweet emerged after authorities were called on the scene around 10:30am local time (18:30 BST). Calls to bring an end to 'gun violence' in the US was the most common theme amongst Twitter users.

Celebrities and other users condemned 'politics' that seemed to have taken centre stage in the aftermath of the shooting. "Shame on those of you politicizing," tweeted American television personality and actor, Montel Williams. Here's a look at some other reaction amongst politicians and celebrities.

Here are some other sights and tweets from the scene as the shooting unfolded to the frenzy of students and teachers at the Umpqua Community College. Amongst the reports, a road block was set up by police to and from the college.