3 people are dead, including the gunman in a shooting that occurred at the Clackamas Town Center Tuesday afternoon. Lt. James Rhodes, a spokesperson with the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office, said the shooter "has been neutralized." He said that as of 5 p.m., the scene was no longer active. Rhodes would not confirm if the suspected shooter was alive or dead. He released no details about the suspect or a possible motive. He also did not confirm what kind of weapon the suspect was carrying.
Police are searching the mall this evening, trying to get to those people who may be hiding, fearing for their lives.
TV station KOIN-TV is covering the breaking news,click here for that.
The Oregonian newspaper reports the shooting rampage cut short the holiday atmosphere at the mall, instead spreading a pall of horror and shock.