According to police, 2 people are injured, and 3 people are dead due to the mass shooting in the food court of a Greenwood, Indiana, shopping mall Sunday evening.
Indiana shopping mall shooting
Greenwood Police Department Chief Jim Ison
said that at about 6 p.m. (local time), multiple 911 calls were made to report active shooters at Greenwood Park Mall.
Greenwood Park Mall shooting
Greenwood Park Mall shooting- attacker
The main objective and identity of the attacker in the mall's food court weren’t instantly publicized.
According to police, the attack stopped as a 22 years old “good Samaritan” who legally possessed a gun killed the attacker.
Greenwood Park Mall shooting- police
Greenwood Park Mall shooting- Ison
According to Ison, investigators think that an unidentified gunman, an adult male, was shot dead by a legally equipped 22 years old man who watched the shooting.
The victims included 4 women and 1 man, as well as a 12 years old girl whose parents suffered minor injuries and were taken to hospital after the firing.
Greenwood Park Mall shooting- victim
Chief Jim Ison
said the shooter seems to have used a long-gun rifle, but law enforcement hadn't located the gun from the incident when he spoke to the reporter.
Gun violence is still rampant in the US. According to the Gun Violence Archive record, 350 mass shootings so far in 2022. In 2021, this tracker reported 611 shootings.
Gun violence in US
The last attack came weeks after when 7 people were killed and minimum 3 dozen injured due to a mass shooting in an affluent Chicago suburb on July 4 parade.