A shooting Sunday evening at a shopping mall in an Indianapolis suburb left four people, including the shooter, dead and two others injured, according to local media.
At approximately 6 pm local time, officers responded to a call regarding an active shooter who began firing in the food court at the Greenwood Park Mall in Greenwood, Indiana.
While law enforcement worked to secure the scene and clear the mall, emergency services arrived to treat the wounded and transport them to Eskenazi Hospital.
Breaking as of 8:32pm: Good Samaritan with gun credited for stopping active shooter inside Greenwood Park Mall south of Indianapolis. Police confirm 4 people dead including the shooter and two people injured. They’re being treated at Eskenazi hospital in Indy. @wrtv pic.twitter.com/wf3i0EIJfl
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Greenwood Chief James Ison said in a press conference that “a good Samaritan with a handgun” at the mall killed the shooter. He said the two others who were wounded and are being treated in area hospitals. He also said that police have confiscated a suspicious backpack that was in a bathroom near the food court.
Police say at least two people are dead after a gunman opened fire at Greenwood Mall in Indianapolis.@GovHolcomb signed permitless carry into law in Indiana – over the objections of law enforcement – and it went into effect on July 1. #inlegis
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Police have only described the shooter as an adult male and added that he had a long rifle and several magazines of ammunition. According to authorities there is no ongoing threat.
According to the Greenwood police, Indianapolis police and other law enforcement agencies were assisting they would provide more details later Sunday night.
This is a developing story.
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