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-- real terrible images watching those people walking out with their hands over their heads good morning everybody I'm Martha MacCallum so here's the story police say that the shooter.
Killed two people before killing himself and that another victim we know this morning -- -- is in critical condition she is up fighting for her life.
At this hour a witness saying quote he had the look of death in his.
I also hearing more about the terrifying moments inside the mall people ducking for cover hiding in the store aisles in shielding their young children.
My friends are -- on the you know -- approach the doors hired two more shots.
I'd jump on the ground from -- -- -- -- and I heard this guy yelled get on the ground get on the ground a couple times.
I've got and I just started -- run.
-- -- believe the gunman entered the popular clack from a small through the Macy's department store before going on his Rampage at a food court.
Dan Springer live from the mall this morning what more are we learning Dan hello.
Well bill we expect to learn a lot more later on today when police hold a news conference at 10 o'clock local time they say that they have made a positive identification or tentative identification.
But will not release the identity to the media until -- -- 100% sure.
Just this guys described as a white male he was apparently wearing.
Perhaps body armor.
And -- hockey mask on that Jason's style hockey mask.
As he was walking through the small -- -- -- do you people people say they heard two initial gunshots.
And then about fifteen or eighteen more after that there were people all over this -- obviously just two weeks before Christmas shoppers.
Employees maybe as many as 1010121000.
The -- to the mall Santa was there we understand he had a line.
All off outside his area there and one child apparently on his lap when the shooting began listen to that with the mall Santa had to say.
I heard about eighteen more shots I decided that I was a semi automatic can hit the floor.
And my employees must -- scattered it got out of there because when I got up there was nobody ever made.
And so that I didn't order should -- And this is a very large mall just outside of Portland a suburb clock on this.
180 -- 885 stores here so it was packed with people obviously -- two weeks before Christmas.
The only good news here is that that that person who was shot to the survivor is expected to survive.
-- eighteen year old girl who was shot and she is said to be in serious condition.
But again is expected to survive and is talking to parents so this remains a crime scene police -- haven't closed down today.
We'll continue to process the scene trying to learn more.
And of course we hope to learn more about the motive and who this guy was.
Later on today and a lot of questions out there as you rightly point out Dan Springer live -- Portland Oregon as you mention that 1 o'clock press conference.
1 o'clock eastern time should reveal a lot of information that we.
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