NEW details have emerged about the AR-15-armed gunman who killed two people while shopping at a Safeway store before being shot himself.
The incident began just after 7 p.m. local time Sunday night when Bend police arrived at the scene after making multiple 911 calls that reported an active gunman.
The shooter, who was reportedly dressed all in black, first shot at a Big Lots store in the Forum mall.
No injuries were reported from the Big Lots business.
The man then entered the safeway and killed one person in the front of the store before killing another in the back of the store, police said.
Bend Police said the gunman fired bullets into every aisle of the store.
In addition to the AR-15 rifle, the shooter may have had other weapons, Bend Police Department spokeswoman Sheila Miller said.
He was found dead with a shotgun near his body.
According to Bend Police Chief Mike Krantz, the Bend police did not fire any shots.
“Collecting evidence will take some time,” Krantz said on Sunday evening.
“We know this is a scary thing for our community.”
Witnesses told KTVZ that they saw a man walking into the supermarket with two duffel bags.
According to The Bulletin, shoppers at the Safeway at the time of the shooting reported being ushered into a storage room and out the back door of the store.
Police have not confirmed whether the shooter was shot by an armed buyer or whether he pointed the gun at himself.
The identities of the victims and the shooter have not yet been released.
Parts of the mall remained closed Monday morning as police continue their investigation.
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