Los Angeles Times

Gunman kills 3 in Indiana, is slain by civilian, cops say


GREENWOOD, Ind. — Three people were fatally shot and two were injured Sunday evening at an Indiana mall after a man with a rifle opened fire in a food court and an armed civilian shot and killed him, police said.

The man entered the Greenwood Park Mall with several magazines of ammunition and began firing in the food court, Greenwood Police Department Chief Jim Ison said.

An armed civilian killed the man, Ison said at a news conference. In total, four people were killed and two were injured, he said.

Officers went to the mall about 6 p.m. after receiving reports of the shooting.

Authoritie­s were searching the mall for any other victims, but they believe the shooting was contained to the food court.

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

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

“We are sickened by yet another type of incident like this in our country,” Indianapol­is Assistant Chief of Police Chris Bailey said.

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

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

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

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