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Scanner traffic details the search for the mall shooter

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CLACKAMAS, OR (KPTV) -

A 911 dispatcher alerted authorities that a lot of calls were coming in to the dispatch center regarding a shooting at Clackamas Town Center Wednesday afternoon.

"It sounds like it may be an actual active shooter."

From that point, more than 100 law enforcement officers combed the 1.4-million-square-foot Clackamas Town Center in a chaotic scene that turned tragic.

They communicated over emergency scanners and that radio traffic was recorded and has been posted online.

"We are here on foot and there are people bailing out like crazy," said one of the first deputies on scene.

A description that included a white hockey mask was reported early on in the investigation.

"Per a witness, he may be wearing armor."

As officers made their way into the mall, differentiating reports began to materialize.

"He's inside reloading and he is wearing body armor."

Then a discovery was made.

"We have an empty magazine in front of Macy's home store upstairs."

That led for a call out to be quiet.

"Curtail radio! Curtail radio!"

Several minutes passed as officers cleared Macy's and J.C. Penney.

"Do we have any witness accounts that we'd have more than one shooter?"

After a few seconds, it was confirmed there was only one shooter.

"The guy in the hockey mask."

More time passed before the body of Jacob Roberts was found and an officer made the call over the radio.

"Self-inflicted gunshot."

A question was then asked if police were involved in the shooting. There was a call to confirm the gunshot was self-inflicted.

"Affirmed, and he has a hockey mask with him."

To listen to the emergency scanner traffic, click here.

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