Four Killed, Including Suspected Gunman, in Indiana Mall Shooting

A shooting at a shopping mall in central Indiana left four people dead, including the suspected gunman, on July 17.

A man armed with a long gun entered and opened fire at around 6 p.m. local time at Greenwood Park Mall in Indianapolis, killing three people and injuring two others, including a 12-year-old girl.

The shooter was then fatally shot by a “good Samaritan,” identified as a lawfully armed 22-year-old man from neighboring Bartholomew County, Greenwood Police Chief Jim Ison told reporters.

Ison said the 22-year-old man “observed the shooting in progress” and opened fire with the intention of ending it

Ison did not indicate if the shooter knew the victims.

A backpack that police believe the gunman left behind in a bathroom turned out not to be a threat.

Investigators have yet to determine the shooter’s motive.

“This tragedy hits at the core of our community,” Greenwood Mayor Mark Myers said in a statement on Facebook.

Myers also praised the “good Samaritan.”

“This person saved lives tonight. On behalf of the City of Greenwood, I am grateful for his quick action and heroism in this situation,” Myers said.

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