3 dead in Oregon mall shooting
PORTLAND, Oregon (AP) - A gunman opened fire in a suburban Portland shopping mall on Tuesday, killing two people and wounding another as people were doing their Christmas shopping, authorities said.
Witnesses described a scene of chaos and disbelief as a gunman wearing some sort of camouflage outfit and a white mask shot an initial burst of fire and then more rounds at Clackamas Town Center. Shoppers tried to find safe areas as teams of police officers began entering the mall to find the shooter.
Clackamas County sheriff's Lieutenant James Rhodes said later that the gunman was dead, but he wouldn't say how he died or provide any details about him.
Authorities were going store-to-store to secure the scene and to escort hiding shoppers outside, but Lt Rhodes said there was no indication that there was more than one shooter.