With a mall shooting in suburb of Portland, Oregon a Santa Claus was seen running for cover. This holiday season for Clackamas, OR has turned sour quickly this afternoon as a gunman that looked to be in his teens, with dark hair and a hockey mask went on a shooting spree. It was told to KATU.com that an Oregonian sports columnist John Canzano had hear people as many as 60 shots were fired.
The teenage gunman was said by many people at the mall to have been wearing camouflage on at least his t-shirt and a bullet proof vest. One person interviewed by NPR named Austin Paddy who was an employee at Macy’s said the Oregon Mall shooter announced himself as he walked through the mall shooting people saying, “I am the shooter.” As the gunman kept firing people ran through the mall trying to take cover in store backrooms.
Another employee at the Oregon mall shooting in Clackamas told CNN, “I thought I was going to die. The gunshots were so loud, it was very scary. Kids were crying. Parents were crying, too.” Some Christmas shoppers in the mall thought for awhile that the shooting was some kind of joke. Once people heard the screams, saw people’s faces and witness people trying to hide it all became reality.
Oregon mall shooting videos have been flooding on YouTube throughout the day as more people react to the fatal mall shooting and news coverage gets released. On a video that is from KOMO 4 news an official said an AR-15 rifle was used in the mall shooting and secured at the scene. People were asked to evacuate the mall with their hands up in the air.
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A gunman wearing a camouflage outfit and a white plastic mask.