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