US Shooting: Several People Killed In Indiana Mall

At least three people were killed and several others injured during a shooting Sunday evening at a mall in Greenwood in the US state of Indiana, local police said.
There is no longer an active threat to the area, Indianapolis Assistant Chief of Police Chris Bailey said.
Greenwood is a southern suburb of Indianapolis with a population of around 60,000.
“We are sickened by yet another type of incident like this in our country,” Bailey said.
Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb said he was monitoring the situation and thinking of the lives lost and the “victims of this horrible incident.”
Reports from the police

Greenwood Police Department said in a Facebook post that the shooter was among the deceased.

“He was shot by an armed individual,” police said in the post.

The Greenwood Police Department Chief Jim Ison told reporters at a press conference that the shooter entered the Greenwood Park Mall with a rifle and began firing in the food court.

Officers responded to the shooting at around 6:00 p.m. local time and were looking for other victims, Ison added.

But authorities believe that the shooting was contained to the food court, Ison said.

Police also called on people to report to them if they witnessed the shooting.

Indianapolis Metropolitan Police and multiple other agencies are assisting in the investigation.

22-year-old civilian kills gunman

Ison told reporters that a 22-year-old who was legally carrying a firearm at the mall shot and killed the gunman.

“The real hero of the day is the citizen that was lawfully carrying a firearm in that food court and was able to stop the shooter almost as soon as he began,” Ison said.

He said he didn’t know details of the people killed but said people who were hurt and taken to the hospital were in a stable condition.


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