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Greenwood Park Mall shooting leaves 3 dead, witness kills gunman at Indiana food court, police say

GREENWOOD, Ind. — Three people were fatally shot and two were wounded Sunday night at an Indiana mall when a man with a rifle opened fire in a food court and was shot and killed by a civilian gunman, police said.

The man walked into the Greenwood Park Mall with a rifle and several magazines of ammunition and began shooting in the food court, Greenwood Police Chief Jim Ison said.

An armed citizen killed the man, Eason said at a news conference. In all, four people were killed and two injured, he said.

Officers went to the mall about 6 p.m. for reports of shots fired. Authorities are searching the mall for any other victims, but believe the shooting was confined to the food court.

Police seized a suspicious backpack that was in a bathroom near the food court, Ison said.

The Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department and several other agencies are assisting in the investigation.

“We’re sick of another type of incident like this in our country,” said Indianapolis Police Assistant Chief Chris Bailey.

There is no active threat to the area, Bailey said.

Greenwood is a southern suburb of Indianapolis with a population of approximately 60,000. Mayor Mark Myers asked for “prayers for the victims and our first responders.”

“This tragedy strikes at the core of our community,” Myers said in a statement.

Authorities said they would release more details Sunday night.

So far in 2022 there have been 347 mass shootings through July 17th. The Gun Violence Archive, which defines a mass shooting as one with four or more injured or dead, not including the shooter, counted 692 mass shootings in 2021, 610 in 2020 and 417 in 2019.

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