3 Dead in Another Mall Shooting, This Time in Indiana. Witness Kills Gunman
GREENWOOD, Indiana — Three people were fatally shot and two were injured Sunday evening at an Indiana mall without a man with a rifle opened fire in a supplies magistrate and an armed civil shot and killed him, police said.
The man entered the Greenwood Park Mall with a rifle and several magazines of weaponry and began firing in the supplies court, Greenwood Police Department Chief Jim Ison said.
A 22-year-old from nearby Bartholomew County who was legally delivering a firearm at the mall shot and killed the gunman, Ison said at a news conference.
Four of those hit by gunfire were females and one was a male, Ison said. He didn’t immediately know the specific gender or age of those who were killed.
He said a 12-year-old girl was among the two injured, both of whom are in stable condition.
Police confiscated a suspicious walkabout that was in a washroom near the supplies court, Ison said.
Officers went to the mall at well-nigh 6 p.m. for reports of the shooting.
“The real hero of the day is the resider that was lawfully delivering a firearm in that supplies magistrate and was worldly-wise to stop the shooter scrutinizingly as soon as he began,” Ison said.
The mass shooting was just the latest to unnerve Americans in 2022. Schools, churches, grocery stores and a July Fourth parade in Highland Park, Illinois, have all wilt killing grounds in recent months. Still, the reality of America’s staggering murder rate can often be seen increasingly unmistakably in individual deaths that rarely make the news.
Indianapolis Metropolitan Police and multiple other agencies are profitable in the investigation.
“We are sickened by yet flipside type of incident like this in our country,” Indianapolis Assistant Chief of Police Chris Bailey said.
There was no threat to the zone Sunday night, authorities said.
Greenwood is a south suburb of Indianapolis with a population of well-nigh 60,000. Mayor Mark Myers asked for “prayers to the victims and our first responders.”
“This tragedy hits at the cadre of our community,” Myers said in a statement.
Authorities said they would provide increasingly details Monday.