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Two reported dead at Portland, Ore. mall; gunman neutralized


Clackamas Town Center, a mall in Portland, Ore.,  began trending on Twitter this evening, alerting many that something must be wrong.

Clackamas Town Center is trending. I hope everyone is safe. 🙁 I’m thankful that I didn’t go there today.

— Halle ☾ (@Hallaybear) December 12, 2012

holy shit. Clackamas Town Center is trending worldwide. That’s my mall. To think I was going to be at the mall about this time…

— яσcк мє 1D ❤ (@PerfectPayneluv) December 12, 2012

Early reports say at least two people were killed, and as many as 60 shots were fired inside the mall. Tweets from inside the mall tell a chilling story.

There are HUNDREDS of police here…At the mall during a mall shooting

— HolliLinnB (@HolliLinnB) December 11, 2012

Trying to evacuate. Oh my god this is terrifying (@ Clackamas Town Center)

— HolliLinnB (@HolliLinnB) December 11, 2012

This is the most terrifying thing I have ever witnessed

— HolliLinnB (@HolliLinnB) December 12, 2012

Well, I’m alive, but the shots were close enough that I felt the air pressure change on my neck. Clackamas Town Center.

— Bill Cameron (@bcmystery) December 11, 2012

I just ran for my life. There’s shootings at Clackamas Town Center Mall

— Youssef W. Ibrahim (@trini_seff) December 11, 2012

A picture sent to us of a group taking shelter inside Clackamas Town Center after shooting. #ClackamasShooting.…

— (@KATUNews) December 12, 2012

I am at Clackamas Town Center where panicked people are running from mall. Witness tells me shots fired.

— John Canzano (@JohnCanzanoBFT) December 11, 2012

Police have established a perimeter, have weapons drawn, and are blocking exits.

— John Canzano (@JohnCanzanoBFT) December 11, 2012

Multiple agencies here. Lots of very emotional people. Tough to get details but one person tells me it was an automatic weapon

— John Canzano (@JohnCanzanoBFT) December 11, 2012

Nordstrom employee tells me the shots were fired near the escalator by the food court. Automatic weapon.

— John Canzano (@JohnCanzanoBFT) December 11, 2012

Mall employee tells me security ordered cages down for all stores.

— John Canzano (@JohnCanzanoBFT) December 11, 2012

Mass shooting at the mall across the street from my apartment #pdx…

— Aaron (@Wraith_PDX) December 12, 2012

Holy was just about to go to clackamas mall cops everywhere dammmmmm

— Mitch (@sleezyiafrati) December 12, 2012

I was just at the clackamas town center at 230… So grateful my mom and I left when we did. Prayers go out to those who were hit.

— veronica olsen (@vnut_olsen) December 11, 2012

A guy with a machine gun and a mask shot people @ the clackamas mall. Scary thing is that my dads gf and her sister saw the guy. #scary

— Renee Schlaf ✌ (@reneeiscooool) December 11, 2012

Prayers and best wishes for those on the scene began pouring in immediately.

Praying that everyone at the Clackamas mall is okay right now. Thanking God that I got out of there as fast as I did. #blessed

— Allison Summers (@allison_sum) December 11, 2012

Breaking News: Three people shot at Clackamas Town Center in Oregon – praying our friends in @macys are okay – shooter ran into store.

— Michelle Bart(@helpingheroespr) December 12, 2012

Damn. Prayers to those who were involved with the Clackamas Town Center shooting… scares the living daylights out of me.

— Ronna (@RonnaChristine) December 12, 2012

New reports say the shooter was wearing camouflage and a mask and was carrying an AR-15 rifle.

Witnesses say shooter was dressed in camouflage and possible body armor with a mask, carried an AK-15. Info via live reports on @foxnews

— Lindsey Mastis (@LindseyMastis) December 12, 2012

KATU/Portland talking to witnesses who describe at least one young man wearing mask, bullet proof vest. #Clackamas Town Center

— Mark Joyella (@standupkid) December 12, 2012

MORE: At least four, as many as seven injured in #ClackamasShooting. Of 2 dead, one may be shooter, according to dispatch.

— (@KATUNews) December 12, 2012

KATU news is reporting that a police officer has said “The shooter is down.” #Clackamasshooting

— Shawn King (@ShawnKing) December 12, 2012

SWAT officers heading into mall now. @koinlocal6 live team coverage.…

— Joel Iwanaga (@JoelIwanagaKOIN) December 12, 2012

Heartbreaking photo from outside the Clackamas mall, via @joeliwanagakoin:…

— jessica testa (@jtes) December 12, 2012

Local media are reporting that the suspected shooter has been “neutralized.”

Sheriff: “No longer active shooting, shooter has been neutralized, wounded are being treated.” #ClackamasShooting

— KDRV NewsWatch 12 (@KDRV) December 12, 2012

Authorities: No longer active shooter situation at #clackamasshooting. Authorities believe shooter is “neutralized.” via @katunews

— kxly(@kxly4news) December 12, 2012

The scene at #ClackamasTownCenter

— Benjamin Christensen (@Shakabrodie) December 12, 2012

Twitchy will update with more information as it becomes available.


New reports suggest that the shooter might have been a teenager.

Update on #Breakingnews…Officers say shooter in Portland mall was possibly a teen, wearing a mask, dressed in cammo. #10news

— Steve Atkinson (@10NewsAtkinson) December 12, 2012

Three are now reported dead, including the shooter.

#BreakingNews Police say three dead in Portland, Oregon mall shooting including shooter.Police say suspect was male.One other injured.

— Rob Elmore (@ABC11ND) December 12, 2012

BREAKING: Three people are dead, including gunman, after man open fires in a mall near Portland, OR. Still 100 police inside mall.

— Annie BergeronOliver (@AnnieClaireBO) December 12, 2012


At a press conference, police confirmed that the shooter died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Press conference: Shooter died of self-inflicted gunshot wound. #ClackamasShooting

— (@KATUNews) December 12, 2012

confirmed, shooter dead from self inflicted gun shot #clackamasshooting

— The Oregonian (@Oregonian) December 12, 2012

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