A masked gunman opened fire today at Clackamas Town Center, a mall in the Suburbs of Portland, Oregon, killing two people and wounding one, and then himself.
"I confirm that the gunman died from self-inflicted gunshot wound looks like," Lt.. James Rhodes of the Clackamas County, Oregon, Sheriff's Department said today. "By all accounts are not simply shot by the police at this time at the mall."
Police never released the names of the deceased. Rhodes said the government is in the process of the victim's family. The injured were taken to a local hospital.
Rhodes described the shooter as a man.
Witness the shooting, said a young man in a white hockey mask and bulletproof vest RIP Macy, food court and mall shoppers began firing round corridors around 3:30 PT today.
Hundreds of people were evacuated from a shopping center full of shoppers away after the shooting began.
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Gunman entered the mall through Macy, Macy ran over the top and opened fire in a shopping mall, near the food court, fired several shots, one after another, which is believed to be a rifle, a black semi -automatically, according to the witness reports.
Katie Tate said he was in the mall parking lot when he saw the shooter in charge, wearing masks and carrying machine guns, with Macy.
"It looks like a teenager wearing a weapon, like a bulletproof vest and had a machine such as assault rifles and a white mask and he looked at me," he said.
Witnesses described the shooter as a given mission and, looking straight proceed. Then seemed to walk through the mall to the other end of the building, shooting all the time, according to the witness reports.
Interviewees said that consumers and store employees Macy huddled in the locker room to avoid being discovered.
"I'm helping the customer at the center of the store, he and his grandson, and while we heard gunshots products 5-7 of machine gun fire out of my store," says Jacob Rogers, an employee of store, the ABC-TV affiliate in Portland Katu.
"We moved all in a room where there is no access to the outside, but which has a camera so we can control what happens in the future," said Rogers.
Evan Walters, an employee of a store in the mall, told ABC News Radio that she was locked in a safety shop, and saw two men and heard several shots fired.
"That was over 20, and it was a bit surreal because we heard voices out and difficult," he said. "We are next to the food court here, and we heard loud and appear all the time, but he - not such a clear shot .."