Witness describes scene at Clackamas Town Center
Kira Rowland tells her story of mall shooting
- Duration 5:20
- Date Dec 12, 2012
Kira Rowland tells her story of mall shooting
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Saturday afternoon as a 22 year old young man by the name of Jacob Tyler Roberts.
Went into that mall and started shooting indiscriminately killing a 54 year old woman named Cindy you'll.
And -- 45 year old father named Stephen Forsyth also striking a teenage victim are young woman by the name of craziness of Shiancoe.
Who was wounded and earlier we had heard -- report she was expected.
To do OK to be okay but we'll have more on her condition we hope as the day goes on a little bit more information.
From the wires on Jacob Tyler Roberts the 22 year old shooter according to the sheriff.
He has no criminal history.
Received two speeding tickets earlier this year he was evicted from his apartment.
Earlier this year this is according to the Oregonian not independently confirmed by Fox News.
And they also.
That his mother.
Who lives in Portland answered her door last night but declined to comment to an Oregonian reporter.
Saying only quote I loved my son very much.
And you can only imagine.
Her pain today as well along with the innocent families.
Who lost their loved ones yesterday and the other innocent families who were terrorized.
By that young man as they were just out trying to bring their kids to see Santa trying to get their Christmas shopping done.
And to the people who were there are my next guest and her baby.
They were inside that Macy's -- just heard the sheriff talking about when shots ring out -- that pushing your baby.
And hearing shots ringing out in the mall this young woman grabbed her baby and literally ran for her life and elected for baby.
Later she realized that she just missed an encounter with a gunman saying she stopped to smell the perfume at the counter.
And if she hadn't.
Her story could have been much different.
-- -- Allen joins us now by phone Keira thank you very much for being here with us.
You know he's you know what's in their -- -- -- -- -- You Ewing Kellen -- there yesterday just doing some shopping and what was the first inclination you had that there was danger.
After the second that you saw that -- -- -- I'm like everybody kind of did that -- looking caddie that there.
-- -- it marked up and everybody expected to hit the ground that I.
How my big issue that you know sleeping on my I'm -- we -- -- and I I was economic into the grounds.
-- soccer fired and then not when I called spider site -- think it kicked it I did.
And it drew ham -- as strong black and but that is running after whenever that it started screaming and we've been headed -- headed by the F.
Did you realize that once that it was gunshots.
Yet again right yeah.
I mean it just it's so it doesn't mean it's still out of the blue I would imagine you know you're married your hair and -- and.
Never expect -- hit something like I never.
Heard something that quite an apparent gunshot that before.
And I didn't do I didn't know where they're coming up -- -- -- -- And describe -- are around you -- the behavior of the other customers.
Complete pass and panic -- it.
You know being interviewed by that -- live every time.
And got it -- all and I hit I can remember that they fit them.
-- -- women screaming at women bickering blaming him and reading and I remember it won't be remembered.
Couple making employees.
Gathering people are on the way out because backing up that department are very good -- that.
You haven't gotten that you've got a week in and out would that get anywhere you know they're making him play correct and a couple people a lot of and -- Yeah there's a puppet running and screaming panic and confusion.
Were you on now on the top floor of Macy's or anywhere on the ground floor.
Yeah I was on a top lawyer.
And it after what is happening -- deport find out how -- it was you know it did you know I was I was ten seconds behind him.
And -- house so I mean you you had walked into the engine yet explain.
I'm a little bit confused I meant it when I'm glad I went and got top and -- -- -- department the last big that you kind of.
Both your back before you at it and made it you know it -- their food court in that area at all.
And obviously -- -- I don't start you know after his bag down.
Apparently he came back and I didn't make -- -- our way.
Here like if that ever thought I would on the highway public Condit is walking out of me it.
You know -- I stopped at the computer that didn't that there are now.
Can't I had met and that won't pay it back I let -- just walked right in the middle or what their big creek.
-- this as we hear the sound of your beautiful baby in the background we are very thankful that you're able to be here with us for telling your story.
All the best to you and your family -- going to anything on Larry.
Think we'll be right back.