At least one person is dead and several people are wounded this evening after a gunman opened fire at an Oregon shopping mall outside of Portland on Tuesday, authorities said.
According to the most recent news reports, police said the shooter had been “neutralized,” but would not say whether the person was alive or dead.
Witnesses described seeing someone with a white hockey mask wearing what is believed to be a black, bulletproof vest entering the Clackamas Town Center through a Macy’s store around 3:30 pm.
The person quickly ran through the upper level of Macy’s and opened fire near the food court, firing multiple shots, one right after another with what is believed to be a black semi automatic rifle.
Evan Walters told ABC News Radio that he was locked in a store for his safety and he saw two people shot and heard multiple gunshots.
“It was over 20, and it was kind of surreal because we hear pops and loud noises,” he said. “We’re next to the food court here and we hear pops and loud noises all the time, but we don’t — nothing like that. It was very definite gunshots.”
This story will be updated as more details become available.