Three people have been killed, including the gunman who fired shots in a mall near Portland, Oregon as terrified holiday shoppers ran for cover. And now there are new details about the shooter.
FOX News Radio’s Jessica Rosenthal reports:
The shooter was 22-year-old Jacob Tyler Roberts. Clackamas County Sheriff Craig Roberts says two people were killed at the mall, a teenage girl was injured before the shooter killed himself.
(Roberts) “He was armed with an AR-15 semi-automatic rifle. The rifle was stolen yesterday from a person known to the suspect. At the time of the attack he was wearing a load bearing vest. Not a bulletproof vest.”
He was also wearing a face mask and was carrying several fully loaded magazines. The Sheriff’s Department says they have executed a search warrant on his house and car, though they have not yet revealed what they found.
Jessica Rosenthal, FOX News Radio.
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Some shoppers and mall employees fled for the exits, while others took shelter in secure areas of some stores which lowered their security entry gates. SWAT teams went store to store in a search for victims.
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