Clackamas shooting victim's condition improves

Clackamas shooting victim's condition improves
Kristina Shevchenko as seen in a photo provided by her family.

PORTLAND, Ore . - The condition of a 15-year-old girl shot in the chest during Tuesday's deadly rampage at Clackamas Town Center has improved, hospital officials said Friday afternoon.

Kristina Shevchenko's condition was upgraded from serious to fair condition, according to a news release from Oregon Health and Science University.

Shevchenko was one of three people shot by gunman Jacob Roberts during a shooting spree at the Clackamas mall. Cynthia Yuille, 54, of Portland and Steven Forsyth, 45, of West Linn were killed.

Roberts, 22, of Portland later died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Shevchenko was initially rushed to the hospital with injuries that appeared to be life-threatening, police said. After surgery, Shevchenko's condition improved.

The surgeon who treated her described Shevchenko as a "very brave young woman."