Three people were killed and three others wounded at a mall in the US state of Indiana on Sunday, authorities said, in the latest spate of gun violence in the country.
“This evening we experienced a mass shooting at Greenwood Park Mall,” Greenwood, Indiana Mayor Mark Myers said in a statement.
“We now have three deaths and three others injured.”
Myers said the gunman was shot and killed by an “armed individual.”
Greenwood Police shared a post on their Facebook page asking witnesses to the shooting to contact the department with information.
According to the Gun Violence Archive, the attack is the latest in a wave of gun violence to plague America, which accounts for 40,000 gun-related deaths annually.
It comes weeks after a gunman opened fire on a July 4th parade in an affluent Chicago suburb, killing seven people and injuring nearly three dozen others.
The shooting followed two massacres in May, when 10 black people were shot dead in a New York supermarket and 19 children and two teachers were killed at an elementary school in Texas.
A recent spike in gun violence has fueled a divisive debate over gun control. A committee of the US House of Representatives is set to vote this week on a bill to ban assault weapons for the first time in nearly 20 years.
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