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'Hero' armed citizen in mall stopped shooter: Police chief

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At least three people are dead and two others were injured after a shooting at an Indianapolis-area shopping mall on Sunday.

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The suspect is also dead after opening fire in the food court of the Greenwood Park Mall in Indiana, police said.
Greenwood Police Chief Jim Ison said the department received calls of an active shooter in the mall's food court at about 6:05 p.m.
The suspected shooter had a rifle with several magazines of ammunition, and he entered the food court and began shooting, Ison said.

© Kelly Wilkinson/IndyStar via USA TodayEmergency personnel gather after a shooting, July 17, 2022, at Greenwood Park Mall, in Greenwood, Ind.

The chief said a good Samaritan who was armed shot the gunman, who appeared to use a long gun, according to Ison. The suspect was "shot by an armed individual," Greenwood Mayor Mark Myers also said.

"The real hero of the day is the citizen that was lawfully carrying a firearm in that food court and was able to stop that shooter almost as soon as he began," Ison said during a later press conference, identifying the good Samaritan as a 22-year-old man from Bartholomew County.
There was a 12-year-old girl who went home after the shooting and was later admitted to the hospital with minor injuries, Ison said.
The suspect has not been identified yet, nor has a motive been determined, the chief said.
There is currently no ongoing threat and SWAT teams have cleared the mall, authorities said.
Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb said Indiana State Police are assisting local authorities.
"Lives were lost today, and I’m thinking about all the victims of this horrible incident, now and in the days and weeks to come," he tweeted.

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