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Three Dead In Bend Grocery Store Shooting

BEND, OR -- Bend Police confirm three people are dead following a shooting inside the Safeway at the Forum Shopping Center in northeast Bend. Bend PD's Sheila Miller tells KBND News multiple calls cam in to 911 just after 7 p.m. Sunday of an active shooter at the Forum.

Witnesses told investigators the suspect entered from the back of the parking lot and shot toward Costco and Big Lots before moving to the Safeway. The person entered through the west enterance of the grocery store and shot one person. That first victim was taken to the hospital and pronounced dead. 

Officers entered the store and found an additional deceased victim and the person believed to be the shooter, also dead. Police say they fired no shots.

Miller could not confirm the identity or gender of the victims nor the shooter, Sunday night. 

Shelter in place orders remain, as of Sunday evening.

(11 p.m.) -- Bend Police Chief Mike Krantz said at a press conference late Sunday the suspect is a male. He was found with an AR-15 style rifle. Click HERE to watch his press conference. 

This is a developing story and more information will be added once it becomes available.

 

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