Four dead in Indiana mall shooting — Analysis
In a shooting incident at a shopping center outside Indianapolis, Indiana on Monday, three were shot and killed while two more were injured. Police have confirmed that the gunman was killed by an unarmed civilian.
Greenwood Police Chief Jim Ison stated that a gunman entered Greenwood Park Mall carrying a weapon and several magazines. He then opened fire on the food court. Police are still trying to determine the motive and identify the gunman.
The shooter was eventually stopped by a “Good Samaritan,” who Ison described as a 22-year-old man.
“He was lawfully armed in that court, and was able stop him almost immediately after he had begun.,” the police chief told reporters.
Authorities claimed that they also found a suspect backpack in a toilet, so bomb squads were sent to the scene. Investigators later determined it didn’t contain explosives.
The police have cleared all the shops and corridors from the shopping center, and they feel confident there is no threat to their safety. Ison also said that police will begin investigating the crime scene.
“Yet another incident such as this one in the country has us feeling sick.” Indianapolis Assistant Chief of Police Chris Bailey said.
After a series shootings that left many people injured, the Greenwood Park Mall attack follows one more. Seven people were killed and many more were injured in the shooting attack.
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