Four dead in US mall: Armed civilian shoots gunman

A man opened fire in a shopping mall in Indiana.

Four dead in US mall: Armed civilian shoots gunman

A man opened fire in a shopping mall in Indiana. Within minutes, three people died, including the shooter. He is shot dead by another gunman.

At least three people have been shot dead at a mall in Indiana, United States. The suspected shooter was also killed by an armed civilian, a police representative said. Two other people were injured.

The incident happened early Sunday evening at a shopping center in the town of Greenwood. The shooter entered the mall's dining area and opened fire. It was an adult man, the motive was unclear, it said. According to the information, he had more ammunition with him and a suspicious backpack was found.

The alleged shooter was eventually shot dead by a 22-year-old man who was also at the mall and was legally carrying a gun. It is a "good Samaritan" and a "hero", according to the police representative. "We are devastated by another incident of this nature in our country, in our city," he said.

Fatal incidents involving firearms continue to occur in the United States. Just two weeks ago, a 21-year-old man opened fire at an Independence Day parade in a Chicago suburb, killing seven people. In the USA there is a debate about stricter gun laws - in many states the regulations are very lax. The Supreme Court recently ruled that the open carrying of firearms is a fundamental right. States are now having a harder time banning the carrying of guns in public.

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