Portland, Oregon – It has now been reconfirmed 3 people are dead including the gunman in the Clackamas Town Center shooting. The shooter’s name has not been released by police, but it is believed he is the same man witnesses saw brandishing a semiautomatic rifle, according to reports.
The tragedy began to become public when emergency dispatchers in Portland, Ore., received reports that a man with a rifle reportedly fired as many as 20 shots inside a shopping mall.
The story is developing but a man was seen with a rifle near the mall’s food court.
Entrances to the mall have been blocked off.
Witness say the weapon looked like an AR-15 rifle near the mall’s food court around 3:29 p.m. The man also may be wearing body armor.
3:56 p.m.:John Canzano, sports columnist for The Oregonian, reported that as many as 60 shots were fired while he was shopping at the mall.
Police have blocked off entrances to the mall and are searching the mall.
It is not clear whether the shooting was the work of a single gunman or if others were involved.
One deputy reported that the rifle may have jammed and that a full magazine was found on the floor.
Clackamas County sheriff’s deputies have not been able to confirm the reports. Names of the shooting victims are not yet available.
Meanwhile, the Town Center is on lock-down, with all entrances blocked.
Emergency dispatchers received reports that a shooting may have occurred near Macy’s and that a man was seen with an AR-15 rifle near the mall’s food court around 3:29 p.m. The man also may be wearing body armor.
3:50 p.m.: Some callers reported as many as 20 shots fired.
One victim was reported receiving CPR.
Clackamas County sheriff’s deputies are responding. Deputies have not been able to confirm the reports.
Again this is a developing story. We will update this story as soon as we receive more news