At least two people died and four others were injured, including a police officer, in a shooting at a mall in Boise, Idaho.
Boise Police Chief Ryan Lee has stated that when agents arrived on the scene, identified a person who matched the description of a possible suspect and opened fire on him.
The suspect reacted in the same way and an agent was injured in the exchange of fire, although the possible perpetrator was eventually arrested at the Towne Square shopping center.
The police have also stated that they have no suspicion of other shooters, so that there is no longer any danger to the population, although the investigation is still ongoing.
For her part, Boise Mayor Lauren McLean has defended that no citizen needs to say goodbye to loved ones before going to work or shopping. “Countless people have got into a situation that they would never have expected,” he emphasized.
Similarly, Idaho Governor Brad Little has stated that the victims of this “unimaginable shooting” are in his prayers and that the state is “ready to assist the Boise Police in investigating the incident.”
Likewise, the company that owns the mall has announced that the place will be closed to the public this Tuesday out of “respect” for the community.
“This is devastating to our entire community and our thoughts are with the families and friends of the victims at this time,” the company said in a statement in which it indicated that they are “working closely” with the police in the investigation the “terrible tragedy”.