Gunman who killed 3, shot dead by armed civilian in US mall shooting
18 July, 2022 | Riya Girdhar
Greenwood, Indiana, mayor Mark Myers claimed that "an armed individual" had shot and killed the gunman.
Officials said that three people were killed and three others were injured on Sunday at a mall in the US state of Indiana, the most recent incident of gun violence in the nation.
A mass shooting occurred this evening at the Greenwood Park Mall, according to a statement from Greenwood, Indiana, mayor Mark Myers.
“At this point, there have been three fatalities and three injuries.”
Myers claimed that “an armed individual” had shot the gunman to death.
On its Facebook page, the Greenwood police posted a message requesting information from any witnesses to the incident.
According to the Gun Violence Archive, nearly 40,000 deaths in the US are brought on by firearms each year. This attack is just the most recent in a string of violent incidents involving firearms.
It happens only a few weeks after a shooter opened fire on a July 4 parade in a wealthy Chicago neighbourhood, killing seven people and injuring at least thirty-two more.
That killing came after two other massacres in May that left 19 students and two instructors dead at an elementary school in Texas and 10 Black people shot to death at a store in upstate New York.