Shooting in a shopping center Alabama: teenagers seriously injured, shooter killed (video)

Black Friday was truly black for Alabama: in one of the shopping malls in the state occurred shooting. More precisely, it happened around 10 PM on Thursday, November 22, but in the shopping center have already begun to gather people to be the first to get to the discount stores.

The incident occurred in the Riverchase Galleria in Hoover (suburb of Birmingham) — the biggest shopping center of Alabama, where the holidays usually attracts thousands of shoppers from all over the state.

21-year-old shooter (his name not yet reported) managed to seriously injure 18-year-old boy and 12-year-old girl before he was shot ran toward the sound of gunfire by police.

Lexi Joyner, who came in Riverchase Galleria with her mother, described the incident as «chaos».

«I heard six or seven shots. My mom was in a clothing store and along with other buyers and staff hid in closets. It was awful. Of course, I thought that black Friday will be crazy, but not so,» said the girl.

@spann @AEO Thank you to the employees at American Eagle for keeping us safe tonight during such hysteria.

— Caitlin King (@CaitoPotato) November 23, 2018

According to police, in the Mall was enough for law enforcement: some of them rushed to the scene, others blocked the perimeter and evacuated customers.

Footage from inside of the Galleria Mall shooting just days ago.

— Austin Smith (@Aus10Smithh) November 23, 2018

«One of our officers shot the attacker, who managed to wound two teenagers — said the police captain of Hoover Gregg Rector. — We do not exactly know what happened, the investigation is underway. It is known that 18-year-old victim is in serious condition, 12-year-old girl when she was taken to the hospital, was conscious. This while all the information at the moment. Our officers responded quickly, we believe that the elimination of the arrow prevented a larger number of victims.»