The victims in the Oregon shooting have been identified as Cindy Ann Yuille, 54, and Steven Forsyth, 45. According to the Huffington Post, the families of victims who were killed by Jacob Tyler Roberts have released statements regarding their deaths:
STATEMENT FROM THE FORSYTH FAMILY:
“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.
“Steve was one of the most passionate people with a true entrepreneurial spirit that drove him to start his business, Coastoms. He had a great sense of humor and a zest for life. He had vision and a belief in others that brought great joy and value to many lives.
“He will be sorely missed by all who knew him.”
STATEMENT FROM THE YUILLE FAMILY:
“Cindy was everybody’s friend. She was a wonderful person who was very caring and put others first.”
The Yuille family said they will make another statement at an unspecified date through the sheriff’s office.
There is no known connection between Roberts, 22, the Clackamas Town Center, or the victims, police said Wednesday. Police are also trying to piece together Roberts’ motive:
“At this time we do not understand the motive of this attack except to say there is no apparent relationship between the suspect and his victims,” Clackamas County Sheriff Craig Roberts said at a press conference.
The other victim, 15-year-old Kristina Shevchenko, is in serious condition at a hospital. Her brother, Yevgeniy Shevchenko, posted a message on Facebook Wednesday morning asking for support and prayer:
“[Kristina] was shot at the Clackamas mall today around 3:30 pm. as of now she is stable and sleeping,” the message reads. “The bullet went through, bruising her lung; it missed any vital organs and it missed her ribs. She will need 2 more operations. We appreciate any and all support including your prayers!”
SOURCE: Huffington Post