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Gunman kills 3, shot by bystander

A shooting at a mall in Greenwood, Indiana, on Sunday evening has left at least four people dead, including the suspected gunman — who police say was shot by an armed bystander.

The latest: Authorities said a 12-year-old girl was among two people wounded after the shooter opened fire with a long gun at the mall, south of Indianapolis. Her injuries were minor, Greenwood Mayor Mark Myers said in a statement.

  • Greenwood Police Chief Jim Ison said a news conference late Sunday that the girl was taken to a local hospital as a precaution and the other person who was shot was in a stable condition in hospital. His injuries were not immediately disclosed.

Driving the news: Police received reports just after 6pm that a gunman had entered the food court and began shooting, Ison said at a news conference earlier in the evening.

  • “It appears that he had a rifle with several magazines of ammunition,” Ison added.
  • He later confirmed that a 22-year-old armed bystander from nearby Bartholomew County shot the gunman.

“The real hero of the day is the citizen that was lawfully carrying a firearm in that food court and was able to stop the shooter almost as soon as he began.”

— Greenwood Police Chief Jim Ison

The big picture: The mall violence is the latest in a series shootings to rock the U.S. in recent weeks, including massacres in Buffalo, New York and at Uvalde, Texas, elementary school, which spurred Congress to pass gun safety legislation.

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Editor’s note: This is a breaking news story. Please check back for updates.

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