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Beech Grove shooting sees 1 killed and 3 hurt in Indiana's second mass attack in 1 day after Greenwood Park Mall rampage | The Sun

AT least one person has been killed and three injured in a second shooting that left Indiana reeling – hours after a gunman massacred three people at a shopping mall.

Gunshots were heard at a park in Beech Grove where a vigil was being held on July 17.

One person was found dead at Don Challis Park, while three people were rushed to hospital, WRTV reports.

Medics said two people were stable, while one person was in a critical condition.

Cops haven’t released any information as to why the vigil was taking place, according to WFYI.

Police also haven’t revealed any details about the shooter.

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Mitch Gore, who represents Indiana's 89th district in the state's House of Representatives, lamented the violence.

He said: "And now reports of several of my constituents shot at a park in my district. God damn it.

"Where can we go to be free of this madness? The mall? No. The park? No. School? No. Movie theaters, concerts, or supermarkets? No no no."

Three people were killed and two others injured after a gunman went on the rampage at the Greenwood Park Mall.

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Greenwood Mayor Mark W. Myers told reporters that the city had experienced a mass shooting.

Police revealed the shooter was armed with several magazines when he bombarded the food court.

Cops said it appeared the man used a long-gun rifle.

The gunman was taken down by a man, 22, who has since been described as a Good Samaritan by police.

Greenwood Police Chief James Ison said: “The real hero of the day is the citizen that was lawfully carrying a firearm in the food court, and was able to stop the shooter almost as soon as he began.”


Cops said a 12-year-old girl was injured and the other victims are between the ages of 20-30.

Terrified shoppers ran for safety after hearing around 20 shots in the food court.

Chris Roy, the assistant manager of a Van's store, told the Indianapolis Star that he saw shoppers run away from the food court.

He said: "So, I jumped over the counter, locked the door, gathered my associates and other managers at the back door."

Ison said the shooting had “rocked” the city to its core.

And, Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb tweeted: “Lives were lost today, and I’m thinking about all the victims of this horrible incident, now and in the days and weeks to come.”

The violence comes after two people were killed after four shootings were reported at 7-Eleven stores across California on July 11.

Cops in Jefferson County, Arkansas, revealed that a five-year-old boy shot his brother, eight on July 14.

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Police believe the shooting was an accident.

And, three teens were killed in a shooting at an apartment block in Houston, Texas on July 17.

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