Gunman shot dead by armed civilian after killing 3 in US mall

Four people were killed, and two were injured yesterday in yet another mass shooting in the US.

A man with a rifle entered Greenwood Park Mall in Indiana at about 6pm last night, approached the precinct’s food court, and let rip with several rounds of ammunition. The gunman was eventually shot by an armed civilian who happened to be nearby.

Greenwood Police Department Chief Jim Ison reported they don’t know of any motive for the shooting and did not identify the gunman.

“I’ve been a police officer most of my life. Still, this is incredibly shocking, to not only me but our entire community.”

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Ison revealed that a local emergency call centre began to receive calls about the shooting around 6pm. He said the threat ended when an armed passer-by, who had a handgun, stopped the gunman.

“It appears that a good Samaritan that was armed observed the shooting in progress and shot the shooter.”

He added that a “suspicious” backpack that was left in one of the mall’s bathrooms and a state bomb squad is determining whether it was dangerous.

This latest shooting comes just two weeks after a gunman opened fire on a July 4 parade in Chicago, killing seven people and injuring over 30 people.

That shooting followed two massacres in May that saw 10 Black people gunned down at an upstate New York supermarket, and 19 children and two teachers killed at an elementary school in Texas.

The recent gun violence cases have reignited firearm regulation. The US House of Representatives is set to vote this week for the first time in nearly 20 years on a bill that would ban assault weapons.

SOURCE: NDTV New York Times

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