Jamaica Gleaner
Published: Thursday | December 13, 2012
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Oregan gunman used stolen rifle
OREGON (AP):The gunman who killed two people and himself in a shooting rampage at an Oregon mall was 22 years old and used a stolen rifle from someone he knew, authorities said yesterday.

Jacob Tyler Roberts had armed himself with an AR-15 semiautomatic rifle and had several fully loaded magazines when he arrived at a Portland mall Tuesday, said Clacka-mas County Sheriff Craig Roberts.

The sheriff said the rifle jammed during the 22-year-old's attack, but he managed to get it working again. He later shot himself. The sheriff said authorities don't yet have a motive.

A law-enforcement official has told The Associated Press the shooter did not have a criminal record.

The official spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorised to discuss details of an ongoing criminal investigation.

Two people, a 54-year-old woman and a 45-year-old man, were killed, and another, Kristina Shevchenko, whose age could not be confirmed, was wounded and in serious condition yesterday.

The shooter, who wore a mask, fired randomly, investigators said.

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