Thanksgiving night shooting at Alabama mall leaves one dead, two injured

by Garry Watts November 24, 2018, 0:24
Thanksgiving night shooting at Alabama mall leaves one dead, two injured

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Black Friday madness began on Thanksgiving night at the Riverchase Galleria in Alabama, but sadly, the chaos turned deadly.

According to police, a 21-year-old man got into a fight with an 18-year-old man at a busy shopping mall. One teen fled but was confronted by two Hoover police officers.

Police killed the gunman.

Rector said a 12-year-old girl also struck by gunfire was hospitalised.

The injured teen was transported to UAE for treatment, where he remains in serious condition, according to authorities.

"While there is no current danger to our community, the shopping centre will remain closed for tonight".

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Rector said that extra police manpower was already at the mall which allowed police to respond quickly to the shooting.

Horrified shoppers took to social media to describe how they heard gunshots inside the mall, which was open late on Thanksgiving.

"It was terrifying, " Joiner said.

AL.com reports that several shoppers were seen with their personal guns drawn.

Thursday wasn't the first time the Galleria has dealt with chaotic disturbances during busy shopping hours. "I knew it would be insane, just not this insane".

The city of Hoover says the incident has been brought under control by police.

"We believe last we heard that she was alert, conscious, and talking, and that maybe she was going into surgery", said Captain Gregg Rector, the Hoover Public Information Officer, during a press conference following the shooting.

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