Two injured in Clackamas Fred Meyer shooting

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One person was shot and another injured after a shooting at this Clackamas Fred Meyer on Southeast 82nd Drive.

CLACKAMAS, Ore. - Two people were taken to the hospital after a shooting inside a Fred Meyer at 16301 S.E. 82nd Drive Tuesday afternoon, according to the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office.

Sheriff's office spokesman Adam Phillips said there are no suspects at large.

The shooting happened just before 4 p.m.

The shooting victim suffered a non-life-threatening wound to his leg, Phillips said. The man suspected of shooting him was also taken to the hospital. Police said he had an "unspecified injury."

Phillips said there was some sort of argument near the checkout lines before the shooting started. Arriving law enforcement personnel quickly secured the scene and Oregon State Police assisted the sheriff's office, according to Phillips.

The investigation is ongoing and police are still interviewing witnesses and reviewing store surveillance video.

Fred Meyer spokeswoman Melinda Merrill said store employees responded "by the book" to the situation and they receive training for these types of incidents.

She said the store will provide employees with counselors.

Joann Rothi was shopping in the meat section when the shooting happened.

"To me it sounded like a book dropping on the ground - just a funny little sound," she said.

She said she saw employees quickly moving toward the back of the store and "gathering people with them as they went."

Rothi said in the uncertainty she and other customers took shelter in the back of the store.

"The gal right beside me - her kids were still out there somewhere. She was with us back in the storage unit. She was scared, she was worried," Rothi said. "What's she going to do? She doesn't know where they're at, she can't wander looking for them."

The Fred Meyer was closed for several hours as police investigated. It reopened around 8 p.m.

This Fred Meyer is just south of Highway 212.

KATU News reporter Patrick Preston contributed to this report.