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Shooting begins in East Bend Safeway: Three people killed, including suspect, police confirm

(Update: police plan news conference; Safeway Buyer Tells of terrible birth moments out of store)

BEND, Oregon (KTVZ) – Someone with a machine gun opened fire in parking space of Sunday night at Northeast Bend Mall and soon entered the safe path store, firing numerous more shots fired as terrified shoppers fled for exits. Three people were killed in in the store, including the suspect, police confirmed.

Officers and doctors rushed to the Forum shopping center just after 19:00 after numerous messages of shots and one or more victims and/or suspects.

BUT news conference scheduled soon:

Shortly before 8:30 p.m., St. Charles spokeswoman Lisa Goodman confirmed they had received two people, one who was dead on arrival and another one reportedly in good condition. After a while she said that the hospital was placed in lockout.

Minutes later, Benda police PR manager Sheila Miller told reporters that three people were shot dead, including the alleged shooter.

The police responded to numerous calls just after 7 p.m. reported gunshots at the Forum shopping center, she said.

Miller said at least one the shooter was firing shots in parking lot, near Costco and Big Lots stores then entered the west entrance of Safeway.

“One person was shot at the entrance,” she said, and this person was one informed dead on arrival in St. Charles Bend.

“Police believe the shooter continued firing through storeshooting and killing additional face” in relation to backproduce areaMiller said.

Police found another person who allegedly shot, dead in in store. Miller said initial reports indicate that police are not fire any footage at the scene.

Miller told reporters that police found an AR-15 rifle at the scene.

A police spokesman said that “the shelter in place” warning still in effect in in area “out of abundance of caution.” The police planned media a briefing around 10:30 p.m. at police headquarters, they said will be broadcast live on in city YouTube page, https://www.youtube.com/user/cityofbendoregon.

Goodman said shortly before 9 p.m. that “the hospital on lockout and we encourage people stay away unless they need emergency medical attention.”

More shocked up” two hours Later, Safeway buyer Josh Kaba told NewsChannel 21 about several terrifying minutes on grocery run.

A resident of Bend said that his wife stayed in in car since she was not feeling well while he was shopping with there are four children.

“About 10 minutes later we headed to the front. Then we heard that I know how many shots out front – six or seven. I immediately turned to my children and said, “Run!” People were screaming. … it was terrible experience”.

Worried about his wife, as it turned out out”grace and providence of God” when he and three of their children broke through big black Grocery exit doors, his wife drove around back and “sitting in in car saying “Get in in car! Get in in car!’”

Kaba said he went back in as well as found their fourth child, rushing her out of in store and to car also. He wanted praise the police for their actions.

“When I received out of what store and the kids were rounded up they (the officers) run in store. They are great people. They deserve all the praise and praise in in world. It’s absolutely more worse than you can imagine when someone shoots at your children. They are rock stars!”

Deschutes County 911 dispatchers received numerous calls. just after 19:00 several shots are reported in in area of mall, on highway 20 and northeast 27th The outside.

Some callers reportedly said they saw someone dressed in all black, while others said the male subject was holding two gym bags. who maybe go to the grocery store store.

Others heard gunshots from nearby Costco to the east.

police bend said in tweet about active the study in in area of TC Forum. Please avoid in area. More updates will come as the investigation continues.”

Bend Police, Oregon State Police, Deschute County Sheriff’s Deputies, Oregon State Police and Bend Fire and Rescue Medics Gathered Together on scene, including numerous armed officers and armored vehicles in the background of reports one or more suspects may have left in area.

NewsChannel 21 has crews on stage and on in way and we will have details like soon as possible

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Tyler Hromadka
Tyler Hromadka
Tyler is working as the Author at World Weekly News. He has a love for writing and have been writing for a few years now as a free-lancer.

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