Police said an eight-year-old boy was killed in a shooting in a shopping center in Alabama that wounded three other people.
Hoover Police Chief Nick Direses said the child was killed by shooting at Riverchase Galleria.
The police chief said that a girl and two adults were taken to hospital after the shooting. The authorities have not released the names of the victims.
The police did not provide a motive for the shooting. Drazis said the police were working on a promise, but did not say whether they had identified the suspects.
“Our prayers are addressed to all those affected by this senseless event,” said city mayor Frank Procato.
Police Captain Greg Rector said in a previous press release that several shots were reported near the food court inside the mall.
“We do not know at this stage what led to the shooting or the number of militants involved,” Riktor added.
The mall was evacuated after the shooting
Annalisa Bob, who works in Hollister at the mall, told WBMA TV in a telephone interview that she heard six to seven shots.
And she said, “It wasn’t just one or two.” “That is what made me decidedly. They (the shots) kept moving forward.”
She said the gunshots “seemed to come from every direction.”
Hoover police asked anyone who was in the mall witnessed the shooting to contact the authorities.
She said, “I felt so close.” “It was so surreal. It doesn’t seem so real now. Do not expect anything like this to happen from anywhere
The mall on the outskirts of Birmingham was the site of a police shooting in 2018 as an officer shot a black man who fought with a handgun after he mistakenly mistakenly had been armed in a previous shooting at the mall.
The shooting of Imantec “EJ” Bradford Junior, 21, sparked a series of protests at the mall. The officer in the Alabama State Attorney’s office acquitted the officer, saying that he had acted “reasonably under the circumstances” in the meeting that lasted about five seconds