One person has been killed and several others injured during a robbery at a shopping mall in the US city of San Antonio, local police say. Authorities confirmed there were two shooters. One is in custody, and police are searching for the second suspect.
The shooting was a robbery which has gone “really really bad,” San Antonio police chief Chief William McManus told reporters. Two suspects robbed a jewelry store at the Rolling Oaks Mall, and while escaping encountered “two citizens who tried to intervene.”
One of the them was shot and killed by one of the suspects, while the other bystander, carrying a licensed concealed weapon, shot one of the suspects.
The second suspect ran into the mall, subsequently shooting and injuring six other victims. Their condition is yet unknown, and all the injured ”were being transported,” according to the spokesman.
All civilians remaining in the mall are secure, while the second suspect is still being sought.
The wounded suspect is in police custody, police said. San Antonio mayor Ivy Taylor described the injuries of the apprehended suspect as “critical” at a briefing with police.
“Today’s deadly shooting at Rolling Oaks Mall is a tragedy for everyone involved and all of us affected,” Taylor said earlier in a Facebook statement.
“As SAPD and Live Oak Police continue to search for a second suspect, ensure the safety of mall employees and shoppers and clear the scene, I ask everyone to remain calm, vigilant, safe and report any info you may have about the suspect who remains at large,” the mayor urged.
According to AP, citing unnamed San Antonio officials, the number of victims in the shopping mall shooting has been revised and now reads one dead, five injured – three hurt by gunshots and two with “non-shooting injuries.”
22 January 2017 | 11:35 pm