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A man kills four people with a rifle in Indiana before being killed by a civilian also armed | International

An armed man killed four people with a rifle on Sunday at the Greenwood Park shopping center, in the state of Indiana, in the United States, before a civilian who was at the scene killed him after also shooting him with a firearm. , reported Jim Ison, police chief of Greenwood, a town of about 50,000 people located south of Indianapolis, the state capital. Two people were injured, including a 12-year-old girl, who was shot in the back, although her condition is not serious, according to that police source.

As the police officer explained at a press conference, the suspect, whose identity he did not provide, entered the shopping center with a rifle at around six in the afternoon (midnight in Spanish peninsular time), went to the restaurant area and began to shoot at the customers of the establishment. A citizen who was in the mall and who was armed with a pistol shot down and killed the suspect. According to Ison, who at all times called the gunman who killed the shooter a “good Samaritan,” this person is collaborating “fully” with authorities.

“The real hero of the day is the citizen who legally carried a firearm in that restoration zone and was able to stop the shooter as soon as he started shooting,” Ison told reporters. The police chief described this civilian as a 22-year-old man. The shooter acted alone and had a rifle and several ammunition clips, according to the newspaper. Indianapolis Star.

Police did not release the names of the victims, the shooter or the civilian who killed him. After the shooting began, both the employees and customers of the mall tried to flee or hide. The two injured, including the minor who was shot in the back, are hospitalized. The other injured, whose prognosis has not been reported, is stable, according to the Greenwood police officer.

This new gun crime comes against a backdrop of widespread concern over near-constantly reported mass shootings in schools, workplaces, and public spaces across the United States. A spate of gun shootings since May at a New York grocery store, an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas, and the Illinois Independence Day parade have renewed a heated debate across the country about regulating guns. weapons. The Judiciary Committee of the House of Representatives will study this week a bill to ban some long assault weapons, but it is expected that this reform will not obtain the approval of the Senate.

Precisely this Sunday, the Texas House of Representatives published this report on the shooting that occurred at the Robb de Uvalde school on May 24. That morning, an 18-year-old man entered the center where he had studied with an AR-15 rifle and murdered 19 children and two teachers. It was the second worst school shooting in US history. This document arrives almost two months after the tragedy to try to resolve the doubts that persist around the massacre. One of the authors’ conclusions is that everything failed that day. From the school gates to the response of the 376 agents who responded to the emergency call. “Systemic failures and a huge failure in decision-making,” indicates the document prepared by a special investigation commission.

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