Oregon Mall Shooter Used Stolen AR-15 Rifle

The man who opened fire in a mall in this…

The man who opened fire in a mall in this Portland suburb Tuesday was a 22-year-old who used an AR-15 assault rifle he stole from an acquaintance, police said.

The alleged gunman, Jacob Tyler Roberts of Portland, killed two people and injured one before police found him dead of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound, said Clackamas County Sheriff Craig Roberts.

The gunman didn’t appear to know his victims and apparently shot randomly in the mall crowded with Christmas shoppers, pausing only when his gun jammed after several rounds, Sheriff Roberts said. He was able to start shooting again, the sheriff said, adding that without the malfunction there might have been many more victims.

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