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3 Dead, Including Suspected Gunman, in Oregon Grocery Store Shooting

The shooting occurred in a grocery store in Bend, Oregon, a central Oregon city about 160 miles southeast of Portland, Oregon


A person entered a grocery store in Bend, Oregon, Sunday evening and fatally shot two people, authorities said.

The person believed to be the shooter was found dead inside the Safeway store, Bend Police said in a statement.

Authorities said police responded to multiple 911 calls at the Forum Shopping Center in the central Oregon city at about 7:04 p.m.

Police said at least one shooter was firing shots in the parking lot, entered the Safeway and shot one person inside the entrance. The shooter continued firing inside the store, fatally shooting another person.

Police found the suspected shooter deceased inside the Safeway. Authorities said it did not appear police fired any shots.

No additional details were immediately available.

Bend is about 160 miles (257 kilometers) southeast of Portland, Oregon.

Tens of thousands of Americans die from gun murders and suicides each year, and many more are wounded, leaving families in grief and putting a strain on the health care system. Gun violence is a leading cause of premature death in the country, and in 2020, more kids died from gun violence than they did in automobile crashes. After the mass shooting at the Fourth of July parade in Highland Park, Illinois, LX News host Tabitha Lipkin spoke to Dr. Jonathan Metzl at Vanderbilt University about the impacts shootings have on public health.
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