UPDATE: 3 Dead, Including Gunman, In Oregon Mall Shooting
UPDATE: Press Release From The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office:
As of 5:30 p.m., the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office is able to confirm that the suspect in the active shooter incident at Clackamas Town Center is deceased. At this point in the investigation, it appears that the suspect acted alone inside the mall.
The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office is also able to confirm that two victims are deceased, and a third has been injured and was transported to a local trauma center where they are currently undergoing medical treatment.
Currently, members of the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office and other local, state and federal law enforcement partners are conducting a thorough search of the mall. Witnesses to this incident are being interviewed at a command post established on mall property.
Once they have given their statement, witnesses are being allowed to depart the mall in their own vehicles or via public transportation. Witnesses in need of rides are being transported to the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office headquarters, located at 9101 SE Sunnybrook Blvd. in Clackamas, to be picked up by friends or family.
Any witnesses at or near the mall who have not been contacted by law enforcement are requested to report to the command post, located at the northeast corner of the mall property near the light rail parking garage. Witnesses who are no longer in the vicinity are requested to contact Clackamas County non-emergency dispatch at 503-655-8211.
The mall will remain closed this evening. Additional details regarding this ongoing investigation will be released as appropriate. For official information, follow us on Twitter at @ClackCoSheriff. We will also use the Twitter hashtag #ClackamasShooting
The next press briefing will be held at 6:30 p.m. at the media staging area at the north side of the mall on Monterey Street.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Police says three people are dead, including the gunman, after a shooting at a shopping mall in the Portland, Ore., area.
Clackamas County sheriff's Lt. James Rhodes says the gunman fatally shot two people, and another person was wounded, in the Tuesday afternoon shooting at the Clackamas Town Center.
Rhodes says the gunman is also dead but he would not say how he died.
Hundreds of holiday shoppers and store employees evacuated the mall after the shots rang out around 3:30 p.m. Many others hid in stores, and Rhodes says deputies are going through the mall to get them out.
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