2 killed in Oregon grocery store shooting, authorities say; suspect found dead – USA TODAY

Latest updates Monday: Oregon police seek motive in Safeway shooting after suspect found dead.
Two people were shot and killed at a Safeway grocery store in northeast Bend, Oregon, on Sunday night. A third person, who Bend Police said they believed was the shooter, also died.
Chief Mike Krantz during a news conference said he’d also heard of another individual who may have been injured, but the injuries were not life-threatening.
Bend Police said they responded to multiple 911 calls of shots fired at the Forum Shopping Center at about 7 p.m. They issued an alert to the public via social media at about 7:30 p.m. asking them to avoid the area.
Police reported they believe the shooter entered the shopping area from a nearby residential area.
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The shooter entered the grocery store through the west entrance and shot someone right inside the doors. That person later died at the hospital. The shooter then continued through the store, firing shoots and then killing an additional person in the back of the store.
Krantz said police arrived and “entered the Safeway immediately, still hearing shots. They found the apparent shooter dead inside Safeway. They found an AR-15-style rifle and a shotgun in close proximity to the shooter.”
“Police did not fire any shots on the scene,” he said.
Krantz said a witness at the store believed there may have been a second shooter, but police have not found any evidence of an additional shooter.
“But our investigation is continuing,” he said. “It’s still a very active investigation.”
Krantz said police were in the process of obtaining search warrants for residences connected to the shooter.
Numerous rumors about shootings in other parts of Bend circulated Sunday night on social media. Krantz said police were aware of the rumors and officers had responded to numerous calls and leads, but that there was no evidence of other shootings in the community Sunday night.
Police Sunday night did not release the name of the shooter or the two victims who died. They asked anyone with information about the shooting to contact law enforcement.

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