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Mall shooting victim identified as West Linn dad

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One of three people shot at the Clackamas Town Center mall has been identified as Steve Forsyth, a father of two from West Linn.

Forsyth, along with a Portland woman, died after being shot in the mall's food court Tuesday around 3:30 p.m. A third shooting victim, Kristina Shevchenko, survived.

A statement from family described Forsyth as "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," the statement said.

Forsyth owned a marketing agency in Portland, and formerly worked for Entercom Communications, which owns radio stations in the city, before starting the Coastoms business.

A number of tweets shared early Wednesday expressed sympathy for Forsyth's children.

"He will be sorely missed by all who knew him," the family's statement said.

Jacob Roberts, the gunman who deputies said killed Forsyth, shot and killed himself outside JC Penney's after the shooting rampage.

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