An 18-year-old man from Birmingham was taken to UAB Hospital for treatment of serious injuries.
Two were injured in the shooting at Hoover's Riverchase Galleria on Thursday night, an 18-year-old man and a 12-year-old girl, according to CNN. The girl has since been reported as being in stable condition, and alert and talking. His name has not been released. Deals are being doled out at major shopping chains, the doors were open early this morning, and there's usually some video of people fighting over a flat screen television.
"We are devastated by the incident that happened tonight in our shopping center". An officer confronted the gunman as he ran away from the scene and fatally shot him, Rector said.
The scene was chaotic, with customers screaming and staff working to lock down the shopping center, witnesses told CNN affiliate WBRC.
Police said the fight occurred on the mall's second floor concourse area, near the entrance to the Footaction shoe store.More news: $199 PS4 Spider-Man bundle, tons of Black Friday deals now live
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"It was terrifying, " Joiner said.
A mall security officer said the mall reopened at 6 a.m. Friday. One eyewitness was leaving the mall and entering the parking deck when he heard multiple shots, he ran to his vehicle as people were fleeing the entrance by Journey's. Click below to see people fleeing the Mall.
Brookfield Properties Spokeswoman Lindsay Kahn tells ABC's WNEP News, "We are working closely with the Hoover Police Department and are grateful for their swift action to contain the situation".
The gunman reportedly opened fire and shot the 18-year-old, who police "do not believe" was armed, in the torso twice around 9:30 p.m. Thursday.
"We were fortunate that that officer was there, where he needed to be", said Captain Rector.