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One dead, three others shot during armed robbery at San Antonio mall

January 23, 2017  |  Posted by: JammedUp Staff
One dead, three others shot during armed robbery at San Antonio mall

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ASSOCIATED PRESS — An armed robbery inside a San Antonio shopping mall ended with shots fired on Sunday, leaving one person who tried to intervene dead, three others shot and another two people taken to hospital with non-shooting injuries, police and fire officials said.

Police Chief William McManus said two suspects robbed a jewelry store at the Rolling Oaks Mall on Sunday.

“What we have here is an armed robbery gone really, really bad,” McManus said.

After the suspects fled the store, a man, described by McManus as a “good Samaritan” tried to stop the two men.

All six gunshot victims and the shooting suspect were transported to nearby San Antonio Medical Center. Shoppers exit the mall, above

One of the robbers then fatally shot the man, McManus said.

A second individual, who was carrying a licensed concealed weapon, then shot and wounded the robber who had killed the person who intervened, McManus said.

Police said the second robber, who initially fled the scene, was arrested Sunday night. Additional details about the arrest or suspect were not immediately available.

McManus called the fatal shooting “absolutely senseless.” The victim’s name was not immediately released by authorities.

Multiple people who were inside the mall at the time of the shooting took to social media to say they were hiding in the back of some stores and in bathrooms

The other robber who fled the mall fired his weapon, injuring a man and a woman. These two individuals, along with the injured robber, were taken to local hospital, said San Antonio Fire Chief Charles Hood.

Two other people— a woman who complained of chest pains and a pregnant woman who had labor pains — were also taken to local hospitals, Hood said.

The condition of the people who were injured in the incident was not immediately available.

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