Two people killed in a random shooting at a crowded Oregon mall have connections to San Diego.
A gunman, identified Wednesday as 22-year-old Jacob Tyler Roberts, went on a shooting rampage at the mall outside Portland Tuesday.
Roberts had armed himself with an AR-15 semiautomatic rifle and had several fully loaded magazines. He later shot and killed himself.
Investigators released new information about the shooting at the same time they named the victims in what's being called a random attack.
Cindy Ann Yuille, 54, of northeast Portland died in the shooting. A former Grossmont High School classmate remembers her by her maiden name - Cindy Waddell. Her friend said Yuille was active in the El Cajon school’s theater when she attended.
According to the Oregonian Newspaper, Yuille was a hospice nurse who earned her degree from San Diego State University. She moved to Portland from California in the early 1990s. She has a 23-year-old daughter and a 13-year-old stepson.
Her family released a statement Wednesday saying Yuille was “everybody’s friend, a wonderful person who was very caring and put others first.”
Her family was told she was struck by a stray bullet. Click here for the full article on Yuille
They have said they want to grieve privately and may speak at a later time.
Steven Forsyth, 45, of West Linn was also killed in the shooting. On his LinkedIn page, the business owner mentions attending University San Diego and majoring in business administration with a minor in political science.
A statement from the university said Forsyth was an active member of several student clubs and organizations.
"Our prayers go out to Mr. Forsyth's family and friends as well as all of victims of yesterday's senseless act of violence," the statement read.
His family said Forsyth had a great sense of humor and a zest for life. They described him as “a loving husband, father of two children, son, brother, uncle, longtime youth sports coach and a friend to the many people who had a privilege to meet him.”
Thousands of people were evacuated from the mall moments after police were called to the shopping center.
Another shooting victim, Kristina Shevchenko, whose age could not be confirmed, was wounded and in serious condition on Wednesday.