Police in Portland, Oregon say they've tentatively identified the gunman who killed two people and himself at a mall on Tuesday.
However, authorities are not releasing the identity until it is 100% confirmed. (Dec. 12)
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SHOTLIST:SOURCE - POOL/EMBARGO PORTLANDPORTLAND, OREGON/DECEMBER 11TH1. SOUNDBITE: SGT. ADAM PHILLIPS/CLACKAMAS COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICEWe have tentatively identified the shooter at this time. We will not release his name or any other information other than that he's an adult male until we have 100% confirmed that identity. The investigation will go on throughout the night. -----SOURCE: KPTV/EMBARGO KPTV, EMBARGO PORTLAND2. Aerials, Clackamas Town Center mall, police vehicles---SOURCE: POOL/EMBARGO PORTLAND3. SOUNDBITE: SGT. ADAM PHILLIPS/CLACKAMAS COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICEThere's two confirmed deceased, this was in an open area of the mall, we have a third person who's injured and is receiving medical treatment right now. We have the shooter who died of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound. I do not have information to share with you about what type of weapon it was, I don't know how many shots were fired, there's a lot of speculation around it. But we're going to report on what we actually know, not speculation.STORYLINE:A gunman opened fire in a suburban Portland shopping mall Tuesday, killing two people and wounding another as people were doing their Christmas shopping, authorities said. Witnesses described a scene of chaos and disbelief as a gunman wearing some sort of camouflage outfit and what looked like a hockey mask fired rounds fire from a military-style rifle near the food court at Clackamas Town Center. Parents with children joined other shoppers rushing to stores' backrooms for safety as teams of police officers began entering the mall to find the shooter. Clackamas County sheriff's Lt. James Rhodes said later that the gunman was dead, apparently from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. A shopper told KATU-TV he saw a man lying on the floor with a gun next to him. Authorities went store-to-store to confirm that there was only one shooter and to escort hiding shoppers outside, Rhodes said. 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. (****END****)