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December 12, 2012

MALL SHOOTING in Portland, Oregon – Three Dead

MALL SHOOTING in Portland, Oregon – Three Dead

Three people were shot dead at the Clackamas Town Center in Portland, Oregon.

News is out tonight that a horrific mass shooting has taken place at a Portland, Oregon area shopping mall. Reports indicate 60 shots were fired, and as many as three people, including the gunman, have been killed (this video report says one killed), with another person wounded. The gunman reportedly used an AR-15 rifle and wore body armor, wearing a white mask.

USA TODAY: Police say the man who opened fire in a suburban Portland shopping mall apparently killed himself after fatally shooting two people and wounding a third.

Clackamas County sheriff’s Lt. James Rhodes says law enforcement who flooded the Clackamas Town Center in response to the afternoon shooting didn’t fire any shots.

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.

Authorities were going store-to-store to secure the scene and to escort hiding shoppers outside, but Rhodes said there was no indication that there was more than one shooter.

Austin Patty, 20, who works at Macy’s, said he saw a man in a white mask carrying a rifle and wearing a bulletproof vest.

He heard the gunman say “I am the shooter,” as if announcing himself, Patty said. He then fired several shots paced seconds apart. .

Wild Thing's comment...............

How sad it is that when this kind of thing happens, the first thing that comes to my mind is we will hear again from the left how horrible guns are. I am so tired of how they use the death of people to push their gun hate agenda.

Posted by Wild Thing at December 12, 2012 01:44 AM


By the end of today, the nation will know everything there is to know about the shooter. They'll turn his name into a household name and his sick fame will spread abroad. Somewhere is another mentally disturbed crazy watching this, saying to himself, "I can do better".

All the media should say is "sick bastard shoots up mall, killing three". No information about him, no pictures posted, nothing. Quit giving these sickos what they want: fame and notoriety.

Posted by: BobF at December 12, 2012 07:29 AM

Obviously no concealed carry folks near this guy. Does Oregon have concealed carry? Are legal guns allowed in that mall?

Posted by: TomR,armed in Texas at December 12, 2012 11:12 AM