A man with an AR-15-style rifle fired outside and inside an Oregon grocery store killing 2 people and injuring another police say

Another grocery store turned into a scene of bloodshed when a gunman opened fire with an AR-15-style rifle, killing two people and injuring another, police said.

The accident happened after 7 pm. At a shopping center in Bend Oregon on Sunday, Police Chief Mike Krantz said.

A man believed to be the shooter was found dead at the scene. Krantz said police found an AR-15-style rifle and a shotgun near the man’s body.

The motive of the attack is not clear. But it follows other grocery store shootings across the country over the past year and is amid an overall increase in active shooter incidents, according to an FBI report.

Officials say 10 people were killed in a racially motivated attack in Buffalo New York in May. Among those killed were a “hero” security guard and a beloved teacher.

In March, 10 others were shot and killed at a King Sopers grocery store in Boulder, Colorado. An elderly police officer with seven children was also among those killed.

Last September, a gunman shot 15 people, including one fatal, at a Kroger in Collierville, Tennessee. Some people hid in the freezer to escape.

Investigators believe the killer entered the Forum Shopping Center from a nearby residential area in Oregon and began firing an AR-15-style rifle in the parking lot.

Krantz said the unidentified male shooter then crossed the parking lot and broke into a Safeway grocery store, where he shot someone at the entrance.

Police believe the shooter continued to open fire throughout the store, killing another person. Customers and employees said they were scrambling for safety as soon as they were shot.

Josh Kaaba told CNN-linked KTVZ that he and his four children were shopping in the store when the shooting began. We started moving towards the front. Then we heard I don’t know how many shots in front of six or seven.

Kaaba said he was stressed over his significant other who had remained in the vehicle since she was not feeling good. But when he and his three children ran through the exit door by the production department they found his wife had gone to the back of the shop and got into the car and got in the car Get in the car Get in the car KTVZ reported.

A representative who distinguished himself just as Robert told the Central Oregon Daily News that he and different representatives were working a shut shift during the day when they heard clearly shots.

He said he and three other employees ran to the walk-in refrigerator and locked the door and hid there until officers arrived.

Notwithstanding the two casualties killed, a third casualty was hospitalized in great shape at St. Charles Medical Center, spokeswoman Lisa Goodman said.

A woman living across the street from Safeway said she initially thought the bullets had hit the rear of the engine. I thought it looked like it was turned upside down,” Heather Thompson told the Central Oregon Daily News.

There were 10 to 20 shots and then 10 to 20 shots in less than a minute. I went inside and told my father to move away from the window. And people were running out of Safeway. The police chief said when responding officers first entered Safeway, they could still hear gunshots.

He said police believe the gunman acted alone. But he said the investigation was still on and police were working to obtain warrants for homes in the area.

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