A dark haired, white-masked gunman, wearing a bullet proof load bearing equipment vest, opened fire on customers at approximately 3:30 PM Pacific time, near the Food Court at the Clackamas shopping mall near Portland, Oregon Tuesday, killing two people and wounding an unknown number of victims.
Police say the gunman is also dead, but it is not clear if he was shot by police or took his own life.
More than 100 police officers were searching the mall late Tuesday looking for more victims.
Witnesses say panicked shoppers fled the mall when the shooting started. Those who could not get outside hid in back rooms in stores at the Clackamas Town Center. Some witnesses say as many as 60 shots were fired.
UPDATE: The gunman has been identified as 22 year old Jacob Tyler Roberts. The fatalities were identified as Cindy Ann Yuille, 54, and Steven Mathew Forsyth, 45. The semi-automatic weapon was identified as stolen.
Friends of Roberts expressed disbelief that he could commit such a crime, that he was a High School dropout, and said he'd recently broke up with a girlfriend and planned to move to Hawaii.