8 dead. Plus himself.
Also of note:
It ended when he turned his high-powered rifle on himself.
I haven’t seen if the weapon this guy used has been identified, but when the media uses “high-powered” it almost always 100% of the time means “medium-powered”. It’s really amazing. Later in the article it mentions an “SKS semiautomatic rifle” shown to someone the night before the attack, though it doesn’t say whether this is the weapon used at the mall or not.
An SKS is, in fact, a medium-powered rifle. That’s why it was designed in the 1940s. To fire medium-powered rounds rather than the high-powered rounds in use at the time by the Soviet military.
This guy had a history of trouble, including a felony drug conviction in 2005. But the people quoted in the article remember him as a helpful person who loved animals.
The person who remembered that he loved animals also said that he had a drinking problem, that he liked to smoke marijuana, and that he was often depressed. But he was always helpful.