It has not been confirmed if the shooter and his 18-year-old victim had any sort of relationship before the attack, or if the violence was strictly shopping related.
The shooting occurred shortly before 10 p.m. Thursday at the Riverchase Galleria in Hoover, a Birmingham suburb, a police statement said. The 12-year-old girl had to undergo surgery. The 21-year-old opened fire, and the 18-year-old was shot.
Rector said a 12-year-old girl was struck by a bullet. transported to UAB hospital, 18-year-old male has also been transported to the hospital with serious wounds. Her condition was stable Friday morning, police said.
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An officer "did engage that individual, shot him and he is dead on the scene", Captain Gregg Rector said.
Hoover police already had a heavy presence both outside and inside the mall.
Local TV news footage showed emergency response vehicles at the scene as police directed shoppers and vehicle traffic out of the area. "We are working closely with the Hoover Police Department and are grateful for their swift action to contain the situation".
The teenager was shot during the altercation, Rector said.
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The Jefferson County Sherriff's Department is investigating the incident.
"You just don't bring guns into a crowded mall", he said.
The City of Hoover tweeted that police had the incident under control.
Footage emerged past year of women punching and kicking each other before being handcuffed by police.
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