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Thursday, December 13, 2012 - Page updated at 12:30 p.m.
Teen girl survives mall shooting in Ore.
By MANUEL VALDES
Of the three people shot by a gunman at a crowded Oregon shopping mall on Tuesday, only one survived - 15-year-old Kristina Shevchenko, whose family said was recovering after the bullet missed major organs.
Two other people were killed: 54-year-old Cindy Ann Yuille, who was described as "everybody's friend" and 45-year-old Steven Mathew Forsyth, a father of two.
"Steven Mathew Forsyth was a loving husband, father of two children, son, brother, uncle, youth sports coach and friend to the many people who had the privilege to meet him," Forsyth's family said in statement.
Chaos broke out Tuesday after the gunman, identified as 22-year-old Jacob Tyler Roberts, began shooting using an AR-15 semiautomatic rifle in the Clackamas Town Center food court. Authorities said Roberts then made his way through the crowded mall, attempting to gun down shoppers and workers.
The sheriff said the rifle jammed during the 22-year-old's attack, but he managed to get it working again. He later shot himself.
Roberts, wearing a hockey-style face mask, parked his 1996 green Volkswagen Jetta in front of the second-floor entrance to Macy's and walked briskly through the store, into the mall and began firing randomly, police said.
"Cindy was everybody's friend. She was a wonderful person who was very caring and put others first," Cindy Ann Yuille's family said in a statement.
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