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Update on Shooting at Clackamas Town Center

FBI Portland December 11, 2012
  • Beth Anne Steele (503) 460-8099

The Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office issued the following release:

As of 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday December 11, the Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office is able to confirm that the suspect in the active shooter incident at Clackamas Town Center earlier today apparently died as a result of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. The suspect was an adult male.

Two victims are deceased following this incident, and a third victim was transported to a local trauma center. We are in the process of notifying the victims’ next of kin.

A thorough search of the mall by members of the Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office and other local, state, and federal law-enforcement partners was ongoing at the time of this update, and a dwindling number of people remained inside the mall. Detectives on scene are continuing to take statements from witnesses.

Additional witnesses sought: Any witnesses at the scene who have not yet been interviewed are asked to report to the command post, located at the light-rail parking garage in the northeast corner of the mall property. Witnesses who have left the vicinity are asked to call Clackamas County non-emergency dispatch at 503-655-8211.

The mall will remain closed this evening and for as long as the investigation is ongoing at the scene. Mall management will provide updated information for businesses, employees and customers on its website.

Individuals who were forced to abandon personal property at the mall as a result of this incident should be assured that the building is secure. Mall management will establish a procedure to return personal property to its rightful owners. Visit the mall’s website for updates.

The next press briefing with regards to this incident will occur at approximately 8 p.m. this evening, at the Brooks Building, located at 9101 SE Sunnybrook Boulevard, Clackamas, Oregon. Clackamas County Sheriff Craig Roberts will address the media at this time.

Further information and updates can be found on this release and on Twitter at @ClackCoSheriff. We will also use the Twitter hashtag #ClackamasShooting

- Earlier press release