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Thanksgiving day shooting at Alabama mall, two injured



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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.

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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 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.