Just saw this at The Other McCain
There are reportedly at least two people dead — including the shooter — after a gunman opened fire at Clackamas Town Center Mall near Portland.
UPDATE: The Oregonian reports:
The Clackamas Town Center shooter has been “neutralized,” a spokesman for the Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office confirmed shortly before 5 p.m. [Pacific Time]
Lt. James Rhodes, a sheriff’s office spokesman, declined to say whether “neutralized” meant a suspect was dead, immobilized or in custody. Unconfirmed reports suggested that the assailant may have taken his own life after shooting multiple people at the mall. Two are confirmed dead with more injured.
Updated at 8:41 p.m. ET: A shooting at a mall in Portland, Ore., on Tuesday afternoon left three people dead, including the gunman, and at least one other person injured, police said.
Lt. James Rhodes of the Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office said the gunman shot two people to death and also died, but he did not say how the gunman died. Rhodes said another person was wounded and sent to a hospital.
Check back for updates
UPDATE! The left is already screaming for more gun laws, which is typical. Another brilliant Leftist idea the “gun-free zones” did nothing to stop this maniac Via The Other McCain on Twitter
The sheriff’s department is apparently waiting to name the gunman and, without a name, it is impossible to know the motive except (speculatively) he was a homocidal psychotic. A local resident informs me via Twitter that the mall is officially a “gun-free zone,” with signs at every entrance declaring “Firearms Prohibited.”
Homicidal psychotics aren’t real big on obeying signs like that.
Oregon law also prohibits carrying a gun within 1,ooo feet of a school. there is a preschool in that mall