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Gunman Kills 2, Injures Another in Suburban Portland Mall Shooting

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By HVnews on December 11, 2012

UPDATE: The gunman has been ID’d as 22-year-old Jacob Tyler Roberts.

(AP Photo/Don Ryan)

Three people were killed, including the shooter, and one more was injured in another American mass shooting at a Portland-area mall.

Emergency dispatchers received reports of a man seen with an AR-15 rifle, the same gun used by Aurora theater shooter James Holmes, near the mall food court at Clackamas Town Center around 3:29 p.m. Pacific Time.

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Remember: It’s never a good time to talk about gun violence in America. Not after Arizona. Not after Aurora. Not after Wisconsin. Twice. Not after Jovan Belcher’s murder-suicide captivated a nation.

The AP filed this report from the scene:

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.

A series of rapid-fire shots in short succession followed. Patty said he ducked to the ground, then ran.

His Macy’s co-worker, Pam Moore, told The Associated Press the gunman was short, with dark hair, dressed in camouflage. He had body armor and a rifle.

“I heard about 20 shots and everyone hit the ground,” Moore said. “That’s when we all just ran.”

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