CLACKAMAS, Ore. — Sheriff’s deputies report a gunman opened fire in the Clackamas Town Center Mall as it was filled with holiday shoppers. Police say the shooter died of self-inflicted wounds. Police say they fired no shots; they also say he was an 18 year-old male.
Authorities report the gunman opened fired sometime around 3:30 Tuesday afternoon in the Clackamas County mall. At least two people besides the gunman have been killed in that shooting and another has been transported to the hospital in traumatic condition.
In a press conference at 5:30 p.m., authorities said there are more than 100 officers still on the scene, trying to make sure everyone is safe.
In response to the incident, Oregon’s Senator Jeff Merkley released this statement: “To have an ordinary December afternoon at the mall descend into a scene of murder and terror is absolutely devastating. My thoughts and prayers tonight are with the victims, their loved ones, and all who have been affected by this terrible act of violence.”
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