Transcript for Oregon Mall Shooting: 'Killing of Total Strangers'
Joining us now, sheriff craig roberts of the clackamas county sheriff's department. Thank you for joining us this morning. Have you been able to identify the shooter overnight? We have been able to identify the shooter over this last night. What can you tell us about him? We're not able to release the name of the individual at this point in time. For the reason being, that we don't want to jeopardize the investigation. What more can you tell us about his motive? Right now, we're still in the preliminary part of our investigation. And so, there's much to learn. And so, at this point in time, to speculate on a motive is really premature at this time. Do you have any idea if the gunman was going after specific victims? Knew who he was going after? Or if this was a random rampage? It really was a killing of total strangers, to my knowledge, at this point in time. And it was really, I think, trying to kill as many people as possible. And he would have killed far more had his gun not jammed. Is that correct? This could have been much, And we got the call at 3:29. We had somebody on scene within a minute, 30 seconds. We had containment set up with a multitude of teams. There's approximately 10,000 people, about 2,000 employees, about 7,000 customers, that we have a lot of people moving in and out, trying to take cover. We had a lot of really, what i consider, heroes, citizens stepping up and helping people get out of the facility. We had some emergency room nurses that were trying to render aid. And so, throughout this whole horrific ordeal, there were just some really amazing people that stepped up. And I think this really could have been much worse. Well, thanks goodness for those heroes. Our thoughts are for the victims and their families this morning. Sheriff, thank you for your time. Thank you so much. Scary it have been worse.
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