3 dead, 1 hurt in Oregon mall shooting
outfit and a white mask fired shots at Clackamas Town Center. Shoppers tried to find safe areas as teams of police officers began entering the mall to find the shooter.
Authorities were going store-to-store to secure the scene and to escort hiding shoppers outside, but Rhodes said there was no indication that there was more than one shooter.
Austin Patty, 20, who works at Macy’s, said he saw a man in a white mask carrying a rifle and wearing a bulletproof vest.
He heard the gunman say “I am the shooter,” as if announcing himself, Patty said. He then fired several shots several seconds apart.
A series of rapid-fire shots in short succession followed. Patty said he ducked to the ground, then ran.
His Macy’s co-worker, Pam Moore, said the gunman was short, with dark hair, dressed in camouflage. He had body armor and a rifle.
“I heard about 20 shots and everyone hit the ground,” Moore said. “That’s when we all just ran.”
Shaun Wik, 20, from Fairview, said he was with his girlfriend at the food court when he heard three shots. He heard a man he believes was the gunman shout, “Get down!” but Wik and his girlfriend ran. He heard seven or eight more shots. He didn’t turn around.