Police: Suspect Randomly Fired at People in Oregon Mall

4:52 PM, Dec 12, 2012   |    comments
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PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Police say a gunman who opened fire on shoppers at a Portland mall had no connection to the two people he fatally shot and wanted to kill as many people as possible.

Investigators say the shooter, who wore a mask, was a young man who fired randomly. The only person wounded was a young woman, Kristina Shevchenko, whose age could not be confirmed. She was in serious condition at Oregon Health & Science University Hospital in Portland.

Of the three people shot by a gunman at a crowded Oregon shopping mall, only one survived - a 15-year-old girl whose family said was recovering after the bullet missed major organs.

Two people were killed in the shooting Tuesday - 54-year-old Cindy Ann Yuille, who was described as "everybody's friend" and 45-year-old Steven Mathew Forsyth, a father of two.

Family says Forsyth was a loving husband, business owner and a youth sports coach. Yuille's family says Cindy was a caring person.

Authorities say 22-year-old Jacob Tyler Roberts went on a shooting rampage inside the mall before killing himself. There's no indication Roberts knew the victims.

The family of 15-year-old Kristina Shevchenko says the girl is recovering. It was her second brush with death this year. In August, a man veered his car into the opposite lane and crashed head-on into a van carrying Shevchenko and relatives.

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