via WLOS

2 Dead, 4 Injured In Mass Shooting At Idaho Mall, Suspect In Custody


BOISE, IDAHO — A suspect is in custody after having a shootout with police, and after having killed 2 people and injuring 4 others. Police were called to the Boise Towne Square shortly before 2 p.m. after receiving reports of shots fired at the mall. When they arrived, the found a person matching the description of the suspect, and ultimately exchanged rounds with that suspect.

An officer was injured during the exchange. The suspect was then taken into custody.

Boise Mayor Lauren McLean spoke at a news conference, expressing her thanks to the businesses and first responders.

“I want to thank the shopkeepers, the people in the mall that reacted so quickly to take care of folks that were there,” McLean said. “You showed in a tough and chaotic moment how much you care and what you’re willing to do to support and care for strangers.”

A video circulating the internet is said to be from a person at the scene, and one can clearly hear gunshots being fired inside the mall.

Police confirmed that the incident took place both inside and outside the mall, but did not give exact details about the incident. Neither the suspect or victims’ names have been released.

This is a developing story.

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