Clackamas Town Center Shooting Latest
December 12, 2012, 10:55 am
Authorities have released the identities of the victims in the Clackamas Town Center shooting Tuesday afternoon, and that of the gunmen who killed two and wounded another before taking his own life.
22-year-old Jacob Roberts stole the semi-automatic AR-15 rifle from an acquaintance. He wore a hockey mask as he opened fire. The firearm jammed, but he cleared it and continued. He's believed to have acted alone.
Cindy Yuille, 54 of Northeast Portland, and 45-year-old Steve Forsyth from West Linn didn't make it out of the mall alive. 15-year-old Kristina Shevchenko is in serious condition.
Nearly 10,000 shoppers were in the mall. They scattered and ducked for cover, some waiting hours before being assured it was safe to come out of hiding, crying and shaking as they left.
Witnesses report hearing around 60 shots, but that number has not been confirmed by the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office. It's believed that Roberts was carrying several fully-loaded magazines.
The mall will remain closed until authorities return access to the managers.