Police: 3 dead, including gunman, in Ore. mall shooting

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Posted: Dec 11, 2012 6:18 PM
Updated: Dec 11, 2012 7:39 PM
Source: Associated Press

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PORTLAND, Ore. - Authorities say three people are dead, including the shooter, after a mass shooting at a packed Oregon mall.

The shooting happened at the Clackamas Town Center, which was packed with holiday shoppers according to law enforcement.

Officers have been going store-to-store at the Clackamas Town Center to secure the scene, but Rhodes said there is no indication that there was more than one gunman.

One witness said the scene "was just awful."

A woman shopping in the Macy's for a Christmas dress for her daughter when she heard a two or three pops that sounded like firecrackers. She said hundreds of shoppers and mall workers started running and that there was "chaos."

Witnesses told the AP the shooter was short, with dark hair, dressed in camouflage, had body armor and a rifle and was wearing a white mask.

Another witness said she heard about 20 shots.

One witness told KATU-TV that the gunman had a rifle and was wearing a camouflage outfit and a mask.

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