A thanksgiving day shooting at Alabama has left two people injured, after a fight inside the shopping mall. The man who brandished a weapon has been killed.
A confrontation erupted at an Alabama mall on Thanksgiving night, and it ended with a gunman injuring 2 (including a 12-year-old girl) before he was shot dead.
The incident went down at Alabama’s largest enclosed mall — the Riverchase Galleria in the Birmingham suburb of Hoover.
There was an argument between a 21-year-old man and an 18-year-old male. The 21-year-old pulled out a gun and shot the 18-year-old twice in the torso.
Two officers who were providing security at the mall heard the gunfire and approached the area. They spotted a suspect waving a pistol and shot him. He died at the scene. His name was not immediately released, but police said he was 21 years old and from Hueytown.
A witness, Lexi Joiner, told Al.com she was shopping with her mother when the gunfire started. Joiner said she heard six or seven shots and was ordered, along with some other shoppers, into a supply closet for cover.
A 12-year-old girl was shot in the melee, although it’s unclear if the bullet was from the gun of the shooter or the officer.
The 2 victims are expected to survive. The 12-year-old girl had to undergo surgery. She’s in stable condition.