Hero Emerges After Oregon Shooting

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courtesy of ABC News

Fonesco and Lay after reuniting with coworkers outside of the mall in Portland, Oregon

Marina Smoske, writer

In the midst of a flurry of horrifying details of yesterday’s mall shooting in Oregon, a positive story of mall employee Allan Fonseca is gaining national attention.

According to survivor and fellow employee Jocelyn Lay, Fonesca used his extensive knowledge of the mall’s layout to guide her to safety out of a back entrance.  He then returned to inform other customers of the exits and evacuate the lower floor of the Macy’s through which the gunman entered.

He then proceeded to the floor where the shooter had moved to to look for his coworkers.

According to anonymous survivors, Fonesca successfully guided several groups of shoppers out of the mall and is being hailed as the “hero” of the tragic event.