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Tuesday, August 16, 2022

Major: 3 killed in shooting at Indiana Mall; witness kills gunman

Greenwood, Ind. – Three people were killed and two wounded and an armed civilian shot and killed a man with a rifle at a food court on Sunday evening at an Indiana mall, police said.

Greenwood Police Department Chief Jim Iason said the man entered the Greenwood Park mall with a rifle and several magazines of ammunition and opened fire at the food court.

Ison told a news conference that a 22-year-old man from nearby Bartholomew County, who was legally carrying a firearm into the mall, shot and killed the gunman.

Isan said that four of those hit by the bullets were women and one was a man. He did not immediately know the specific gender or age of those killed.

He said a 12-year-old girl was also among the injured, both of whom were in a stable condition.

Isan said the police seized a suspicious bag in a bathroom near the food court.

On receiving information about the firing, the officials went to the mall around 6 pm.

“The real hero of the day is the civilian who was legally carrying a firearm in that food court and was able to stop the shooter as soon as he started,” Iason said.

Mass shootings were the latest to scare Americans in 2022. Schools, churches, grocery stores and Fourth of July parades in Highland Park, Illinois, have become killing grounds in recent months. Still, the reality of America’s staggering murder rate can often be seen more clearly in the individual deaths that rarely make the news.

The Indianapolis Metropolitan Police and several other agencies are assisting with the investigation.

“We are deeply hurt by another such incident in our country,” said Indianapolis Assistant Police Chief Chris Bailey.

Officials said there was no threat in the area on Sunday night.

Greenwood is a south suburb of Indianapolis with a population of approximately 60,000. Mayor Mark Myers called for “prayers for the victims and our first responders”.

“This tragedy is at the core of our community,” Myers said in a statement.

Officials said they would provide more details on Monday.

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