Shooting ejects at East Bend Safeway: Three individuals killed, including suspect, police affirm

Police, fire surgeons hurried to NE Bend Safeway on unsubstantiated reports of shooting Sunday night

(Update: Police plan news meeting; Safeway customer recounts alarming minutes getting kids out of store)


Twist, Ore. (KTVZ) - Someone employing an attack style rifle started shooting in the parking garage of an upper east Bend mall Sunday night and before long entered a Safeway store, terminating various more shots as frightened customers ran for the ways out. Three individuals were killed in the store, including the suspect, police affirmed.


Officials and doctors hurried to the Forum Shopping Center soon after 7 p.m. after various reports of discharges and at least one casualties as well as suspects.


A news meeting is arranged soon:

Not long before 8:30 p.m., St. Charles representative Lisa Goodman affirmed that they had gotten two individuals, one who was irredeemable and one more answered to be in great shape. A brief time frame later, she said the emergency clinic had been put in a lockout.


Minutes after the fact, Bend Police Communications Manager Sheila Miller told correspondents three individuals had been shot and killed, including the supposed shooter.


Police answered various calls soon after 7 p.m. revealing shots discharged at the Forum Shopping Center, she said.


Mill operator said somewhere around one shooter was discharging shots in the parking area, close to the Costco and Big Lots stores, then, at that point, entered the west entry of Safeway.


"One individual was shot inside the entry," she said, and that individual was the one detailed done for at St. Charles Bend.


"Police accept the shooter kept terminating through the store, shooting and killing an extra individual" rearward, produce region, Miller said.


Police tracked down someone else, accepted to be the shooter, dead in the store. Mill operator said starting reports show police discharged no shots at the scene.


Mill operator let correspondents know that police recuperated an AR-15 rifle at the scene.


The police representative said that a "cover set up" advance notice was still active nearby "with the goal of being as careful as possible." Police arranged a media preparation around 10:30 p.m. at police central command they said would be livestreamed on the city's YouTube page,



Goodman expressed not long from now before 9 p.m. that "the clinic is on lockout and we are empowering individuals to remain away except if they are encountering a health related crisis."


Still "stirred up" after two hours, Safeway customer Josh Caba enlightened NewsChannel 21 regarding a few frightening minutes on a staple run.


The Bend occupant said his better half had remained in the vehicle, as she was not feeling good, while he went out on the town to shop with their four youngsters.


"Around 10 minutes after the fact, we began making a beeline for the front. Then, at that point, we heard I don't have the foggiest idea the number of shots out front - six or seven. I promptly went to my kids and said, 'Run!' People were shouting. … it was a frightening encounter."


Stressed over his better half, as it ended up, "by the beauty and arrangement of God," when he and three of their children burst through the enormous dark leave entryways by the produce division, his significant other had cruised all over back and "is sitting in the vehicle, expressing 'Get in the vehicle! Get in the vehicle!'"


Caba said he returned in and tracked down their fourth youngster, hurrying her out of the store and to the vehicle too. He needed to commend police for their activities.


"At the point when I escaped that store and the children were gathered together, they (officials) are running into the store. They are brilliant individuals. They merit all the applause and credit on the planet. It is totally more frightening than you can envision to have somebody taking shots at your children. They are demigods!"


Deschutes County 911 dispatchers got various calls soon after 7 p.m. detailing various shots heard in the space of the retail plaza, at Highway 20 and Northeast 27th Street.


A few guests supposedly said they saw somebody dressed all dark, while others said a male subject holding two gym bags who might have entered the supermarket.


Others heard discharges from the close by Costco, toward the east.


Twist police said in a tweet that there was "a functioning examination in the space of The Forum Shopping Center. Kindly keep away from the area. More updates to come as the examination proceeds."


Twist police, Oregon State Police, Deschutes County sheriff's representatives, Oregon State Police and Bend Fire and Rescue surgeons combined on the scene, including various equipped officials and protected vehicles, in the midst of reports at least one suspects might have left the region.


NewsChannel 21 has teams on the scene and on the way and we'll have subtleties at the earliest opportunity