One person has been killed and six others injured during a robbery at a shopping mall in the US city of San Antonio, Texas, local police say. Authorities confirmed there were two shooters. Reports suggest one of the suspects got away.
The shooting was a robbery which has gone “really really bad,” a San Antonio police spokesman 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.
“Today’s deadly shooting at Rolling Oaks Mall is a tragedy for everyone involved and all of us affected,” Mayor Ivy Taylor said 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.