Bend Safeway Taking pictures: Staff hiding in fridge


Three folks have been killed in a shootout at Safeway on the east aspect of the bend on Sunday evening. The shooter is certainly one of three folks killed.

Bend Police say it occurred round 7:04 p.m. on the Discussion board Purchasing Heart on Freeway 20 and NE 27 Road.

Chief Mike Krantz mentioned late Sunday that the shooter was believed to have entered a residential space behind a shopping mall.

“Shooters walked by means of the parking zone from Costco on the west finish, taking pictures rounds with an AR-15-style rifle, the shooter entered Safeway’s western entrance,” Krantz mentioned.

Krantz mentioned the gunman shot a person on the entrance. The person was later taken to the hospital, the place he was declared introduced lifeless.

Police say the gunman broke into the store, continued to fireside, and killed one other particular person inside.

Krantz mentioned officers arrived, but heard gunshots. They discovered the suspected gunman lifeless contained in the store with an AR-15-style rifle in addition to a shotgun close by. Krantz mentioned not one of the officers fired photographs.

A Safeway worker named Robert mentioned he and different workers rapidly went for canopy.

“Me and three different workers ran to the walk-in fridge and closed the door and stayed there and hid till the officers arrived.” mentioned Robert.

There have been additionally stories of 1 particular person being injured, nevertheless it was not clear whether or not it was associated to the incident or not until late Sunday evening.

Krantz mentioned officers additionally investigated stories of a second shooter, however discovered no different shooter. He mentioned officers additionally responded to stories of further firing within the neighborhood. He mentioned that no proof has been discovered of any such incident.

Heather Thompson was throughout the road from the buying heart when she heard dozens of photographs.

“I heard wherever from 5 to eight photographs. I felt prefer it was going to backfire,” Thompson mentioned. “After lower than a minute, there have been 10 to twenty photographs after which one other 10 to twenty photographs. And by that point, I went in and advised my dad to maneuver away from the window. And other people have been operating out of Safeway. ,

The investigation continued on Sunday evening as effectively. Krantz mentioned a search warrant was being obtained for the residential space behind the buying heart.

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