Armed ‘Good Samaritan’ Kills Gunman in Indiana Mall Shooting
By Nick Koutsobinas
Authorities in Indiana report that a gunman and three other people are dead following a shooting inside the Greenwood Park Mall on Sunday evening that was cut short when an armed bystander shot the gunman.
At least two others are reported injured and being treated at nearby hospitals.
According to the Indy Star, Greenwood Police Chief Jim Ison said, “It appears that he had a rifle with several magazines of ammunition, entered the food court and began shooting.”
One of the dead is the suspected shooter, said Mayor Mark Myers. The gunman, an adult male, has not been identified. Police said he had been carrying a long rifle and several ammunition magazines.
Myers asid the gunman was shot “by an armed individual.”
Ison, the police chief, said the “good Samaritan,” a was a 22-year-old civilian from nearby Bartholomew County who “appears to be cooperating fully” with investigators.
“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,” Ison said, the Indy Star reported.
Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department Assistant Chief Chris Bailey told reporters on the scene: “Members of the IMPD SWAT team and other tactical units are going methodically through the mall to make sure there aren’t people inside that are additionally injured, that there are not people waiting for rescue or been given all clear, that there are no other concerns for law enforcement for the community.”
The shooting occurred around 6 p.m. in the mall’s food court.