Update (12/12/12); Three people, including the gunman, were killed in the mass-shooting event at Clackamas Town Center.
At least one person is dead and several people are wounded this evening after a masked shooter opened fire in a mall in suburban Portland (OR), reports ABC News.
Police said the shooter had been “neutralized,” but would not say whether the person was alive or dead.
“This is no longer an active shooter,” Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Lt. James Rhodes said. “I believe the shooter has been neutralized and we are securing the mall, securing the scene and treating the wounded.”
There was not an exact count of those killed or wounded, he said.
“We know there are multiple wounded,” he said. “Lifeline has landed to treat at least one of those wounded and we’re set up to treat them as we find them as we search the mall.”
Hundreds of people were evacuated from the busy mall full of holiday shoppers after the shooting began Tuesday afternoon.
The person entered the mall through a Macy’s store, ran through the upper level of Macy’s and opened fire near the mall food court, firing multiple shots, one right after another, with what is believed to be a black, semiautomatic rifle, according to witness reports.
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