At Least 3 Dead After Shooting at Safeway Supermarket in Oregon

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Following a shooting inside a Safeway grocery store in Oregon on Sunday night, at least three people are dead, according to police.

Just after 7 p.m. local time, the incident was reported at The Forum Shopping Center in Bend, a small community on the Deschutes River about 130 miles southeast of Oregon’s capital, Salem. According to the Bend Police Department, the presumed shooter is one of the dead.

According to police, the armed man managed to enter the shopping center from the rear and originally fired into a Costco parking lot and a Big Lots store. According to police, no injuries were reported at either of those locations.

The suspect then allegedly managed to enter the Safeway and shot at least one individual near the west entry. According to police, the person was taken to a local hospital and pronounced dead.

According to police, the alleged shooter proceeded inside the grocery store, shooting and killing at least one more individual.

Officers responding to the shooting managed to enter the Safeway and discovered another person, believed to be the shooter, dead inside. According to police, no shots were fired by the officers.

Bend Police Chief Mike Krantz told reporters at a press conference late Sunday that the suspect was carrying an AR-15 style rifle and a shotgun. The suspect’s and victims’ identities have not been revealed.

Krantz emphasized the size of the crime scene, stating that collecting and processing all of the evidence will take time.

The fatal shooting is still being investigated.



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