SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS — There is a developing story of a mass shooting at the Rolling Oaks Mall in San Antonio, Texas. The media is still waiting to be briefed. Law enforcement and FBI are on the scene and securing the mall shop-by-shop.
UPDATE: The Rolling Oaks Mall has been secured by police as of 6:30 PM EST. They are continuing to search for one armed suspect who escaped the scene.
News 4 Antonio reports six victims in total. One is confirmed deceased.
Two Good Samaritans were shot trying to intervene in the armed robbery. The first suspect has also been shot and wounded by one of the Good Samaritans who had a concealed carry handgun. The second suspect escaped and injured several people with gunfire on his way out.
Update: Police say the Rolling Oaks mall shooting was an attempted robbery. One suspect is in custody. https://t.co/Rc1QnliwOf
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An unarmed man attempted to stop the robbery and was shot and killed. A second man pulled out his concealed weapon and shot one of the suspects. The second suspect fled the scene, shooting as he ran. Their conditions have not been released.
CBS Dallas Fort-Worth confirms that it was an attempted robbery on a jewelry store. It is still believed to be two suspects involved. When a Good Samaritan tried to intervene, he was shot and killed. A second Good Samaritan drew his concealed carry handgun and also attempted to intervene but was also shot.
It is still unknown whether the concealed carrier’s rounds are what brought down the first suspect in this case.
UPDATE 2: The concealed carrier is believed to have critically injured one of the suspects before being injured himself by gunshots. As one of the armed robbers fled the scene, he shot additional people (CBS Austin).
FINAL UPDATE: San Antonio Police gave a brief statement for News 4 San Antonio at approximately 7:00 PM EST. They confirmed that the first Good Samaritan who intervened in a botched armed robbery attempt at the Kay Jewelers in the Rolling Oaks Mall was, indeed, killed as a result of gunshots received from one or both of the armed robbers.
A concealed carrier also intervened and critically shot one of the armed robbers before being shot himself. He is currently receiving care for his injuries and our thoughts and prayers are both with him and his family.
The second armed robber successfully escaped the scene and shot several people on his way out. He has not been identified at this time and his whereabouts are unknown. San Antonio Police ask for the public’s assistance in identifying the second suspect.
The first suspect, who was critically injured, is currently receiving medical attention. His status is unknown at this time.