Three killed, two others injured in Greenwood Park Mall
Greenwood Park Mall – Three people were killed while two others have been confirmed injured after a shooter opened fire in Indiana.
The terrifying incident occurred at the food court of a Greenwood, Indiana, shopping mall Sunday evening.
Greenwood Police department chief, Jim Ison says around 6:00 p.m. local time, multiple people called 911 to report an active shooter at the Greenwood Park Mall.
Investigators believe the gunman was shot and killed by a lawfully armed 22-year-old man.
The gunman was also identified as an adult. The man who brought him down was said to have ‘observed the shooting in progress’
The victims include one male and four females.
There is a 12-year-old girl whose parents brought to the hospital with minor injuries after the shooting.
The police chief said she is expected to be ‘just fine.’
According to Ison, the second injured victim was hospitalized and in stable condition as of Sunday evening.
Olivia Harding told CNN that she was at the Old Navy in the mall when she and her mom heard four gunshots.
They thought the nearby carousel was breaking down.
Next thing you know, you hear about six more shots and you see everybody running,
Harding said she doesn’t think she’ll come back to a mall ‘for a very long time’ especially the Greenwood Park Mall.
Ison says the gunman appears to have used a long-gun rifle.
Law enforcement had not recovered any weapons from the scene at the time he was speaking to reporters.
He further added that the SWAT teams have cleared the mall and determined there are no additional threats in the building.
Police are still investigating the shooter’s motive. Also, questioning of people who were inside the mall at the time of the attack is still ongoing.
They are asking all witnesses to contact authorities. They have also requested that the public stay away from the mall at this time.
The Greenwood Mayor, Mark Meyers on Facebook says
This tragedy hits at the core of our community,
Please offer your prayers to the victims and our first responders.
In another statement on Sunday, Meyers expressed his thanks to the person who fatally shot the gunman.
This person saved lives tonight. On behalf of the City of Greenwood, I am grateful for his quick action and heroism in this situation