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Three people shot at Indianapolis mall, police confirm

Three people were shot and injured at Washington Square Mall on the east side of Indianapolis Wednesday, according to authorities. A suspect has not been arrested.

Police believe that a man entered the mall, approached another man he knew, and then shot that man, a police spokesman, Officer Rafael Diaz, said. Two of the victims were male and one was female.

The three gunfire victims were able to run through a Target store connected to the mall after the shooting and get to safety. From there, they were taken to nearby hospitals, Indianapolis Police Sergeant Kendale Adams said.

“None of the injuries are believed to be life-threatening,” Adams told Reuters over the phone. One victim was said to be in serious condition two hours after the shooting but is expected to survive, USA Today reports.

A woman told The Star that she was inside Target when she heard gunshots, and she hid in a dressing room.

A Burlington Coat Factory employee said, “We heard the gunshots like it was ‘pop, pop, pop, pop’ and then the customers started running in.”

Adams said that the shooting’s circumstances are under investigation. Deputy Chief of Operations Brian Mahone ensured that the shooting was not random and the gunman and the victim did know each other. The other two victims were injured when the shooter opened fire.

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Meredith Rodefer is a freelance writer, who focuses on anything from lifestyle blogging to hard news, and dancer. Beyond Youth Independent, she has written for sites such as Natmonitor.com, CheekyChicago.com and FamilyFocusBlog.com. Contact Meredith: meredith.rodefer@youthindependent.com