Police ID suspect in Oregon mall shooting, say gun jammed possibly preventing more deaths
(FOX NEWS) -
Police in Oregon have released the identities of the suspect and victims killed during Tuesday's deadly shooting at a Portland mall.
A gunman, armed with a stolen AR-15 rifle and wearing a load bearing vest and hockey mask fired multiple times in the Clackamas Town Center mall.
The shooter, identified as 22-year-old Jacob Tyler Matthews, shot three people before shooting and killing himself. Two of the three victims died of gunshot wounds.
Sheriff Craig Roberts identified the victims as 54-year-old Cindy Ann Yuwille of northeast Portland and 45-year-old Steven Matthew Forsyth of West Linn, Ore. A third victim, 15-year-old Kristina Shevchenko, is now listed in serious condition.
"The suspect pulled his vehicle in front of Macy's, parked his car, exited and moved in a rapid manner toward the food court," Sheriff Roberts said. "A lot of folks reported that he was running and moving quickly. He left his car, opened fire in this general area. He ended up striking two victims that both died of their injuries."
Police have searched Matthews' home and vehicle found in the Clackamas Town Center parking lot. They're also investigating the motive for the attack.
Police say there's no apparent relationship between suspect and victims.