(Update: police provide more Details
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. Three people were killed at the store, including a 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.
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 had found an AR-15 assault weapon.
A police spokesman said that “the shelter in place” warning still in effect in in area “out of abundance of caution.”
Goodman said shortly before 9 p.m. that “the hospital on lockout and we encourage people stay away unless they need emergency medical attention.”
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.
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