According to city officials, the attack took place at the Greenwood Park Mall in Greenwood, Indiana, on Sunday before an armed man shot and killed the attacker.
Greenwood Park Mall massacre left 4 people dead and 2 injured; according to authorities, the shooter was killed by a “good Samaritan.”
Around 6 o’clock on Sunday, there was a shooting at the Greenwood Park Mall, which the police are looking into. According to officials, the shooter is one of the four fatalities. Two additional people were hurt in the incident, according to Greenwood Police Chief James Ison, and were being treated at local hospitals. Johnson County Coroner Michael Pruitt confirmed the deceased as three men and one woman early on Monday morning.
That includes the gunman, who has only been identified by police as a male adult. At a news conference scheduled for 2 p.m. on Monday, their names are anticipated to be revealed. Prior to the coroner’s investigation, Chief Ison had earlier indicated Sunday night that those shot included one male and four ladies.
In order to positively identify persons who passed away, the coroner’s office collaborates with the Marion County Coroner’s Office. Their identities should be made public sometime Monday morning. Police said a 12-year-old girl who suffered a minor back injury was one of the injured.
After the incident at the mall, she left for home before being treated at a hospital. Ison claimed that a “good Samaritan” saw the incident, shot the gunman, and killed him. The armed witness who shot the shooter is helping the authorities, according to IMPD.
Step with Firearm
It’s thought that the bystander saw the shooting and decided to step in with a firearm. Ison claimed that the onlooker was a 22-year-old Bartholomew County guy who was properly carrying a rifle. Police have kept his identity a secret. “This has completely rocked us. We haven’t seen anything like this in Greenwood before.
It is dreadful beyond belief “It was Ison. He continued by saying that he was happy of the law enforcement response and that they had practiced responding to active shooter situations like this. According to the police, the shooter was armed with a long rifle and many magazines of ammo. According to 13News, a Polo Run Apartments home was searched in relation to the shooter.
What was discovered during the search is unclear. Around a press conference held at 7:45 p.m. on Sunday, Indianapolis Metro Police claimed they were assisting at the scene and that there was no known current danger.
To make sure no one was hurt or still hiding in place, numerous police units searched the mall. 20 gunshots were heard in the food court, according to witnesses who were inside the mall at the time of the incident and spoke to 13News reporter Logan Gay. According to an IMPD spokesman, it seems that only the food court area was the target of gunfire.
A motive for the shooting has not yet been determined, according to IMPD, and investigators are speaking with witnesses who were escorted to a location close to the mall for questioning and reunion with their families.
The armed bystander was thanked in a message posted on Facebook by Greenwood Mayor Mark Myers. Part of it reads: “T “The individual saved survived tonight. I thank him for his fast thinking and bravery in this scenario on behalf of the City of Greenwood.” The mayor previously requested “prayers to the victims and our first responders” in a statement. Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb stated in a statement published on social media late Sunday that he is keeping an eye on the ongoing probe.
In the message, Holcomb stated, “Lives were lost today, and I’m thinking about all the victims of this horrific occurrence, now and in the days and weeks to follow. Simon Property Group, the mall’s owner, has been contacted by 13News to inquire about the mall’s anticipated reopening date.
The mall announced in a tape that it will be closed on Monday but open as usual on Tuesday. We mourn for the victims of yesterday’s horrible event in Greenwood, according to a statement given to 13News on Monday morning. No community, including this one, should tolerate violence. We are appreciative of the first responders’ quick efforts, particularly the bravery of the Good Samaritan who stopped the suspect.