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20-year-old Gunman kills 2 At Oregon Grocery Store


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An employee who attempted to disarm a gunman was among the victims of a deadly shooting inside a Safeway supermarket in Oregon on Sunday evening, police said.

20-year-old Gunman kills At Oregon Grocery Store
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The incident was reported just after 7 p.m. local time at The Forum Shopping Center in Bend, a small city about 130 miles southeast of Oregon’s capital, Salem, ABC News reports.

Two people were killed in the Safeway, and the armed suspect was also found dead inside the store from a self-inflicted gunshot wound, according to the Bend Police Department’s communications director, Sheila Miller.


Miller released the identities of the two victims during a press conference on Monday: 84-year-old Bend resident Glenn Edward Bennett and 66-year-old Bend resident and Safeway employee Donald Ray Surrett Jr. Two others suffered non-life-threatening injuries, Miller said.

Police said Tuesday that surveillance video shows that Surrett Jr., who worked in the produce department, had “ample time” to hide from the shooter but instead positioned a grocery cart so that when the suspect approached, he attacked him with a produce knife he kept on his hip.

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Surveillance video also shows two community members re-entering the store to move the other victim, Bennett, outside to get medical aid, police said.

The alleged gunman was later identified on Monday evening as 20-year-old Bend resident Ethan Blair Miller, who lived near the shopping center, according to Miller.

Police believe the suspect entered from the back of the shopping center on Sunday evening and initially fired into a Costco parking lot and a Big Lots store. There were no injuries reported at either of those locations, Miller said.

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At a press conference late Sunday, Bend Police Chief Mike Krantz said the suspect was carrying an AR-15-style rifle and a shotgun. Miller told reporters Monday that investigators are working to determine how the suspect obtained the weapons.

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