Friday May 24, 2013
Update on Mall Shooting from Clackamas County Sheriff's OfficeSalem-News.com
The mall will remain closed this evening.
(CLACKAMAS, OR) - As of 5:30 p.m., the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office is able to confirm that the suspect in the active shooter incident at Clackamas Town Center is deceased. At this point in the investigation, it appears that the suspect acted alone inside the mall.
The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office is also able to confirm that two victims are deceased, and a third has been injured and was transported to a local trauma center where they are currently undergoing medical treatment.
Currently, members of the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office and other local, state and federal law enforcement partners are conducting a thorough search of the mall. Witnesses to this incident are being interviewed at a command post established on mall property.
Once they have given their statement, witnesses are being allowed to depart the mall in their own vehicles or via public transportation. Witnesses in need of rides are being transported to the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office headquarters, located at 9101 SE Sunnybrook Blvd. in Clackamas, to be picked up by friends or family.
Any witnesses at or near the mall who have not been contacted by law enforcement are requested to report to the command post, located at the northeast corner of the mall property near the light rail parking garage. Witnesses who are no longer in the vicinity are requested to contact Clackamas County non-emergency dispatch at 503-655-8211.
The mall will remain closed this evening. Additional details regarding this ongoing investigation will be released as appropriate. For official information, follow the Twitter handle @ClackCoSheriff with the hashtag #ClackamasShooting. Bulletins will also be posted to www.flashnews.net.
The next press briefing will be held at 6:30 p.m. at the media staging area at the north side of the mall on Monterey Street.
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