US gunman wounds 3 people at Indianapolis mall shooting

  • Reuters, Indianapolis
  • Updated: Oct 29, 2015 09:42 IST
Indianapolis Metropolitan Police investigate the scene following a shooting incident inside the Washington Square Mall in Indianapolis. (REUTERS Photo)

A gunman opened fire inside the Washington Square Mall on the east-side of Indianapolis, wounding three people according to police.

An Indianapolis Metropolitan Police spokesman said the shooting occurred at about 630PM on Wednesday in a mall corridor where the suspect encountered a man he knew and opened fire, wounding him and two other people, police said.

“This was a targeted individual. They had words,” Deputy Chief Brian Mahone said during a news conference aired on local television. “This is not a random act.”

The suspect fled the mall and is not in custody, Mahone said.

The wounded man along with a woman and another man who were also shot managed to run through a Target Store connected to the mall after the incident and were taken to nearby hospitals, Indianapolis Police Sergeant Kendale Adams said.

“None of the injuries are believed to be life-threatening,” Adams said by telephone.

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