Fight During Thanksgiving Shopping Leads to Mall Shooting That Left a 12-Year-Old Girl Dead.
Little details are available at this time about a shooting that happened on Thanksgiving during a "Thanksgiving Door Buster" sale. Violence erupted last night around 9:30pm in the Riverchase Galleria in Hoover, a nearby suburb of Birmingham, Alabama.
"Police say a fight between two teens, including an 18-year-old, resulted in a gunfire exchange. One teen fled but was confronted by two Hoover police officers. Captain Gregg Rector said at a news conference that a Hoover officer 'did engage that individual, shot him and he is dead on the scene.'"The shooting was caught on several stores security cameras as well as by a shopper who posted it to social media.
An 18-year-old boy and 12-year-old girl were both shot by the gunman. Both victims were taken to an area hospital where they later died. Mall staff later tweeted: 'We are devastated by the incident that happened tonight in our shopping center.'We are working closely with the Hoover Police Department and are grateful for their swift action to contain the situation. 'While there is no current danger to our community, the shopping center will remain closed until further notice.'"
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