Employee Who Attempted to Disarm Gunman One of Two People Killed in Oregon Supermarket Shooting

Police respond to the scene of a shooting incident in a Safeway supermarket in Bend, Ore., Aug. 28, 2022. (Central Oregon Daily News)

An employee who attempted to disarm a gunman was among the victims of a shooting inside a Safeway supermarket in Bend, Oregon, police said Monday.

Two people were killed in the shooting Sunday evening, police said. The alleged gunman was also found dead inside the store of a self-inflicted gunshot, police said.

The two victims were identified Monday as 84-year-old Bend resident Glenn Edward Bennett and 66-year-old Donald Ray Surrett, a Bend resident and Safeway employee. Two others suffered non-life-threatening injuries, according to Sheila Miller, communications director of Bend County Police Department.

The incident was reported just after 7 p.m. local time at The Forum Shopping Center in Bend, a small city about 130 miles southeast of Oregon’s capital, Salem.

The shooter was identified Monday as 20-year-old Ethan Blair Miller, a Bend resident who lived near the shopping center, Miller said.

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SOURCE: ABC News, Heather Roberts, Morgan Winsor, and Kyla Guilfoil