The First Victim In The Indiana Mall Shooting, Victor Gomez, Was Also Armed With A Handgun But Had No Time To React


Three people were killed and two injured by a 20-year-old who opened fire in a mall food court as he exited the restroom, where he spent an hour preparing for the pending attack.

His first victim, 30-year-old Victor Gomez, was shot as he was walking towards the bathroom, just as the suspect was exiting to begin his rampage. Gomez did not survive the attack.

As police went through the crime scene overnight, they learned that Gomez was carrying a concealed handgun at the time he was shot, and simply had no time to react.

The gunman was shot and killed by 22-year-old Elisjsha Dicken, another armed citizen who was at the food court when the attack began. Dicken fired a total of 10 shots from a distance of 40 yards, shooting the gunman 8 times and killing him.

A GoFundMe has been set up for the family of Gomez. He left behind a wife and three children.


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