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Deadly shooting at Clackamas Town Center, shooter neutralized

FairLady 2012/12/12 01:21:47
CLACKAMAS, OR (KPTV) -

At least one person has been killed in a shooting at Clackamas Town Center.


Authorities were called to the scene around 3:30 p.m. Tuesday.


Just before 5 p.m., investigators said there was no longer an active shooting scene and the shooter had been "neutralized."


No clarification was given when asked to expand on the term "neutralized."


Deputies reported at least one person had been killed and multiple
people were wounded, but could not yet provide an exact number of
victims.


Deputies do not believe there were any other shooters.


The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office has a press conference
scheduled for 5:30 p.m. You can watch it live on Fox 12 and online
through the Fox 12 Livestream.


Witnesses tell Fox 12 they saw a tall slender man in all black wearing a white hockey mask carrying an assault rifle.


Witnesses said they saw him jogging through Macy's and others
reported seeing him pull out the gun and open fire in the food court
area. Witnesses said customers and employees ran for whatever cover they
could fine.


Witness Kelly Lay said the shooter did not appear to have an intended
target. Lay was ordering a burrito at Taco Time in the food court when
he heard the shots.


"All I could really see was gunshots and people scattering everywhere," Lay said.


The manager at Buckle said a SWAT team went behind the store at
around 4:15 p.m. They had 15 people locked down in the store at the
time.


An employee at Champs Sports was on the phone with Fox 12 when he said they were being evacuated and hung up.


Workers at Billabong said they heard shots fired near the food court.
They had 14 people locked down in the store while investigators were at
the scene.


Some hoppers told Fox 12 they ran into Fuego after hearing shots.


Gov. John Kitzhaber released a statement saying: "My thoughts and
prayers are with the victims and their families. I appreciate the work
of the first responders and their quick reaction to this tragic
shooting."



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  • I NEED A HORSE 2012/12/18 04:59:25
  • FairLady I NEED ... 2012/12/19 04:16:43
    FairLady
    +1
    Agree. And if people had guns in Aurora, Colo the shooter could be removed before he killed more .
  • ehrhornp 2012/12/15 18:20:06
    ehrhornp
    +1
    But we need guns to protect ourselves or perhaps to just commit suicide. It will be interesting to know the background of this shooter.
  • Ryan 2012/12/12 21:29:57
    Ryan
    +1
    Little update I saw today.

    He used a stolen AR, and it jammed on him during the shooting, but he had time to get it working again.
  • FairLady Ryan 2012/12/12 23:49:54
    FairLady
    OMG! Thank you for your update, Ryan.
  • hatter 2012/12/12 21:21:17
    hatter
    +1
    Really Idont know why the police is patting themselves on the back. The shootershot himself.
  • FairLady hatter 2012/12/12 23:50:34
    FairLady
    I agree - they should not pat themselves.
  • Professor Wizard 2012/12/12 20:04:54
    Professor Wizard
    +1
    But WAIT!

    That mall is a "GUN FREE ZONE".. WHAT was a guy doing with a gun in there?

    All the Law-Abiding CCW Holders left their guns at home or in their cars.

    All the Non gun people, didn't have one either.

    Where were the Mall Cops.. and why didn't they take this guy out after the first shot was fired?

    Take away guns, only criminals will have guns.. like this guy - - and they will stand unopposed to blast away an anyone they choose, until the cops arrive, which is usually around 15 minutes at best.
  • askmike Profess... 2012/12/12 23:40:36
    askmike
    +2
    Just FYI, there was a man who was on the ground floor, heard the shooting on the upper floor, went up on the escalator to the food court area in search of the shooter, and was unable to locate any other gunshots. I don't know about malls on the east coast, but out here we do not have armed mall cops every 10 feet, and they do not carry rifles. Also FYI, the first response to the 911 calls was at the mall within 2 minutes, and that officer was busy interviewing fleeing customers so he would have a good idea where the shooter was; the mall is two stories, it has multiple escalators, and the echoes of people made the scene chaotic.
  • FairLady askmike 2012/12/12 23:56:32
    FairLady
    OMG... wow!
  • FairLady Profess... 2012/12/12 23:55:12
    FairLady
    +1
    This reminds me Aurora, Colo movie theater shooting...if some of the viewers had gun with them there would not be so many casualties. But I think they check you on the entrance do they not??? So it was not possible. A shooter entered thru the emergency door when he carried a gun.
  • Marvelous Wildfire 2012/12/12 07:19:01
    Marvelous Wildfire
    +1
    WOW! How TERRIBLE!
    Another "Gun-Free Zone" shooting!
  • askmike 2012/12/12 05:22:52
    askmike
    +2
    The shooter committed suicide. The cops did not fire any rounds.
  • Profess... askmike 2012/12/12 20:05:22
    Professor Wizard
    +1
    and he did that before the cops got there!
  • askmike Profess... 2012/12/12 23:33:32
    askmike
    +2
    That is correct. The police found his body in a back hallway, away from where he had been terrorizing the public. The entire episode from the first 911 call until his body was found was about 29 minutes.
  • Profess... askmike 2012/12/13 14:18:43
    Professor Wizard
    +1
    They are so lucky his gun jammed - and that he decided to take himself out early... he could have done an amazing amount of damage going unopposed for 20 minutes.
  • askmike Profess... 2012/12/13 15:19:24
    askmike
    +1
    He cleared the jam quickly. The jam happened in front of a kiosk and the girl he was aiming at ran and ducked behing a nearby counter.
  • Yosemite Sam 2012/12/12 02:16:07
    Yosemite Sam
    Bob Costas just had an orgasm. Now he'll have a reason to spew some more political commentary during halftime next weekend.
  • hatter 2012/12/12 01:50:08
    hatter
    +2
    3 DEAD 1 wounded. Shooter got capped
  • FairLady hatter 2012/12/12 02:08:58 (edited)
    FairLady
    +1
    Over 20 shots, I think. :( How sad. You go to the mall and you have no idea what's in store for you.

    The bastard found a good time with a huge number of customers before the holidays. :(
  • hatter FairLady 2012/12/12 04:07:14
    hatter
    +2
    Still safer in America than the middle east.
  • Profess... hatter 2012/12/12 20:06:18
    Professor Wizard
    Yea... in the Middle East, instead of shooting a couple of people.. they just blow the whole damn mall to bits, taking everyone out!
  • Mike 2012/12/12 01:28:25
    Mike
    +2
    Let me guess. Here comes the gun control arguments.
  • FairLady Mike 2012/12/12 02:09:13
    FairLady
    +1
    Probably so.
  • Profess... Mike 2012/12/12 20:06:56 (edited)
    Professor Wizard
    Yea.. obviously, with 20 shots and 3 victims, he had very little control of his gun.
  • Mike Profess... 2012/12/12 20:46:36
    Mike
    +1
    Too bad his victims weren’t packing.
  • Profess... Mike 2012/12/12 22:15:49
    Professor Wizard
    +1
    Yup.. which is exactly why he choose a Gun Free Zone to do his thing - so that would not happen.

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