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(Portland, OR) Nick Meli says he was at a Portland, OR mall when a man started shooting, eventually taking two lives.

Melis said he was inside Clackamas Town Center with a friend when he heard shots being fired, “I heard three shots and turned and looked at Casey and said, ‘are you serious?”

Meli, who has a concealed carry permit hid behind a pillar and when there was a break in the shooting, he pointed his hand gun at the shooter.

As he was about to fire, Meli said he noticed movement behind the shooter. Meli was afraid if he misses, another innocent person would be hurt.

Meli says the shooter saw him and his gun and seconds later took his own life.

Read more and see an interview with Nicl Meli HERE