Police have confirmed 3 people dead and several others injured in the shooting rampage that took place yesterday at Clackamas Town Center in Portland, Oregon. The masked gunman killed two people before turning the trigger on himself, they added.
Authorities say that the gunman, who was wearing camouflage clothing with body armor and a white mask has been identified, but refused to give more details. They have also identified the gun used in the attack as an assault rifle.
Witnesses say that the man looked determined and focused, as if he was on a mission. He tore through Macy’s into the food court, and then walked along the mall, shooting sporadically. Police also said that he killed himself, as they did not fire any shots throughout the duration of the incident.
The mall management has announced that the mall will be closed today. They wrote on their Facebook page after the shooting:
‘Our thoughts and prayers are with everyone who was in the mall at the time of this unfortunate incident. We are grateful to have the stellar support of all the law enforcement agencies and rescue personnel in the area, who immediately took action and continue to ensure the safety of everyone remaining on property.’