Clackamas shooting victims identified

Clackamas shooting victims identified

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by KGW.com Staff

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Posted on December 13, 2012 at 11:43 AM

Updated Thursday, Dec 13 at 11:43 AM

PORTLAND – The two victims shot to death by a man in Clackamas Town Center Tuesday were identified as 45-year-old Steven Mathew Forsyth of West Linn and 54-year-old Cindy Ann Yuille of Northeast Portland.

"Steven Mathew Forsyth was 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,” Forsyth’s family said in a statement. “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. He will be sorely missed by all who knew him.”

Forsyth worked for Entercom radio for nearly a decade. His wife still works there and many of the people in the office knew him well.

"Our family is hurting from losing a great person and our heart goes out to Carla and their two children," Entercom General Manager Tim McNamara said. "We're going to do everything we can to support them during this horrible time."

The Yuille family also released a statement Wednesday, deputies reported. "Cindy was everybody's friend. She was a wonderful person who was very caring and put others first."

A coworker said Yuille was a hospice nurse for Kaiser Permanente.

"Cindy was a beloved caregiver for the kind and compassionate support she provided for patients and families at times of impending loss and need," Kaiser spokesman Dave Northfield said. "Our hearts are with Cindy’s husband and family as they absorb this tragedy and grieve. We ask that you respect the privacy of the family at this most difficult time. We also know that co-workers are mourning Cindy’s loss. Kaiser Permanente has made available counseling services to employees as they struggle to accept this heartbreaking loss."

“Cindy was an amazing hospice nurse, she spent her life helping other people transition to the end of life and (her) family never got to say goodbye,” friend Kelly Nickerson said. “We’re all going to miss her. It’s horrific that this wonderful angel that touched everyone’s lives is gone.”

A third victim injured in the attack was Kristina Shevchenko, a 15-year-old student at Clackamas Middle College who lived through a tragedy last July when her family was in a crash that left the other driver dead.

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Shevchenko was struck by several bullets and suffered injuries to her right lung and liver, according to OHSU trauma surgeon Dr. Laszlo Kiraly, M.D. He said she had undergone successful surgery and was in stable condition Wednesday in the Intensive Care Unit.

Kiraly said doctors were optimistic that she would recover, but had to remain cautious because she suffered "serious blast wounds from a high-velocity assault weapon." He said there was still a possibility of compications due to the severity of the injuries.

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KGW Reporters Art Edwards and Erica Heartquist contributed to this report.

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