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Friday, February 3, 2023

4 killed in Indiana mall shooting: US

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Four people, including one gunman, were killed at a mall in Greenwood, Indiana, in a mass shooting, according to the US officials.

The New York Times quoted the city’s mayor as saying that the attack unfolded at the Greenwood Park Mall in Greenwood on Sunday before another armed individual fatally shot the assailant.

Chief Jim Ison of the Greenwood Police Department said two people were injured in the incident. However, they did not indicate the motive for the shooting nor identify the gunman.

Mayor Mark Myers said, “We experienced a mass shooting this evening at the Greenwood Park Mall. The Greenwood Police Department is in control of the scene. I am in direct contact with the command post, and there is no further threat. This tragedy hits at the core of our community. Please offer your prayers to the victims and our first responders.”

Speaking at a press conference, Chief Ison said, “It appears that a good Samaritan that was armed observed the shooting in progress and shot the shooter.”He added that investigators and other personnel would not process the crime scene at the mall until a state bomb squad could determine whether a “suspicious” backpack that was left in a mall bathroom was dangerous, The New York Times reported.

In a tweet, the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department said, “IMPD is assisting with an incident at the Greenwood Park Mall. Please avoid the area. Greenwood Police Department is the lead agency. Please avoid sharing misinformation on social media until they confirm details.”

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