3 dead, 2 injured in an Indiana shopping mall shooting; Armed man shot to death by an armed passer-by

3 dead, 2 injured in an Indiana shopping mall shooting; Armed man shot to death by an armed passer-by

Greenwood, Indiana - Four people, including the gunman, were killed and two more injured after a man opened fire at an Indiana mall Sunday night.

An armed passerby shot and killed the gunman, authorities said.

The incident occurred after the gunman entered Greenwood Park Mall with a rifle and several rounds of ammunition. He fired multiple shots at the mall's food court, Greenwood Police Chief Jim Ison told a news conference.

"He Looks like he had a shotgun with several rounds of ammunition, he walked into the food court and started shooting," he told him of the suspect. A "good Samaritan" who witnessed the incident opened fire with the intention of ending the shooting, Ison said. The witness shot the dead suspect at the mall, NBC News reported.

A suspicious backpack found in a bathroom near the food court was seized, Ison added.

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The incident occurred around 18:00, the closing time of the shopping center. The first emergency calls to report the shooting came around 6:05 pm, according to USA Today.

Chris Roy, assistant manager of the Vans shoe store, remembers seeing people running down the aisle just before the mall closed.

"So I jumped over the counter, locked the door, gathered my employees and other managers at the back door," said the 30-year-old assistant manager at the store. "We just ordered everyone to shut up."

The killer was identified as an adult male. No details were released on the motive for the shooting.

Witnesses at the mall told 13News they heard about 20 gunshots coming from the food court.

Among those injured in the incident was a 12-year-old girl who sustained a minor back injury.

Indianapolis Police Deputy Chief Chris Bailey said there were no active threats in the area, AP News reported. "We are disgusted by another type of incident like this in our country."

Mayor Mark Myers released a statement in response to the shooting, asking "prayers for the victims and our first responders."

"This tragedy strikes at the heart of our community," Myers added.

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