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A person with a gun stops a mass shooting and kills the gunman at the Indiana Mall

An armed person is said to have stopped a mass shooting by killing an alleged shooter who opened fire around 6 p.m. on Sunday in Indianapolis, Indiana's Greenwood Park Mall.

WDRB says that the attack killed three innocent people. Then, a citizen with a gun shot and killed the attacker.

Two other people also got hurt.

WTHR says that during the attack, people heard about 20 shots in the food court.

Greenwood Police Chief James Ison said, "A good Samaritan saw the shooting and killed the shooter with a gun."

Police said the attacker was an adult man, but they didn't say anything else.

Greenwood Police Department Chief Jim Ison said the man went into the Greenwood Park Mall with a gun and several magazines of bullets and started shooting in the food court.

Ison said at a news conference that the gunman was killed by a 22-year-old from nearby Bartholomew County who was legally carrying a gun at the mall.

Ison said that four of the people shot at were women and one was a man. He didn't know right away what gender or age of the people who died.

He said that one of the two people who were hurt was a 12-year-old girl. Both people are in stable condition.

Ison said that police took away a suspicious bag that was in a bathroom near the food court.

After hearing about the shooting at about 6 p.m., police went to the mall.

Ison said, "The real hero of the day is the legal gun owner in that food court who was able to stop the shooter almost as soon as he started."

In 2022, the mass shooting wasn't the only thing that scared Americans. In the past few months, people have been killed in schools, churches, grocery stores, and even at a July 4th parade in Highland Park, Illinois. Still, the reality of America's shockingly high murder rate is often more clear in the deaths of single people that rarely make the news.

The investigation is being helped by the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police and many other agencies.

"We are sickened that this has happened again in our country," said Indianapolis Assistant Police Chief Chris Bailey.

Sunday night, police said there was no danger in the area.

About 60,000 people live in Greenwood, which is a town south of Indianapolis. "Pray for the victims and our first responders," Mayor Mark Myers asked.

In a statement, Myers said, "This tragedy strikes at the heart of our community."

Officials said they would give more information on Monday.

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