At least two people are dead and four others are injured, including a police officer, after a shooting at a shopping mall Monday in Boise, Idaho, authorities said.
At a news conference, Boise Police Chief Ryan Lee said officers responded to a report of shots fired at Boise Towne Square shopping mall at about 1:15 p.m. The mall is located in Idaho’s largest city and is the city’s largest mall.
When police arrived, authorities say they saw someone who matched the description of a suspect. An exchange of gunfire followed, which led to one police officer being injured, according to Lee.
Lee said a suspect is in custody and believes there was only one shooter. Authorities haven’t identified a motive for the shooting.
Police were interviewing dozens of people outside the entrance to Macy’s, one of five large department stores at the mall that has 153 stores in all. Authorities are also investigating what appears to be another crime scene at a restaurant near the mall.
One person at the mall posted a video on Rumble, an online video platform, where several shots can be heard ringing throughout the mall.
Boise Mayor Lauren McLean spoke at a news conference after the shooting.
“As we think about those that were hurt today, my heart goes out to those who sheltered in place, those who saw this crime, those who weren’t sure if they’d see a loved one again,” she said.
McLean added: “I am deeply, deeply sorry for the pain and trauma you experienced.”
Contributing: The Associated Press.