At least two dead, four injured in Boise shooting
At least two people were killed and four others, including one police officer, were injured in a shooting at a mall in Boise, Idaho, on Monday.
“Five people and a Boise Police officer were injured in this event. Police are making notifications to family of those involved and continuing to clear the mall,” the Boise Police Department said on Twitter.
According to the department, one person is in custody.
Five people and a Boise Police officer were injured in this event. Police are making notifications to family of those involved and continuing to clear the mall.
— Boise PD (@BoisePD) October 25, 2021
The Idaho Statesman reported that at least one person was observed being taken away from the scene of the shooting on a gurney. People have been asked to stay away from the mall for the time being, with streets around the mall being closed off.
JUST IN: Authorities say 2 people killed, 6 injured in shooting at shopping mall in Boise, Idaho. pic.twitter.com/aeK2uihpc4
— Chris Sutter (@chrissutter) October 25, 2021
Boise Police Chief Ryan Lee later confirmed in a press briefing that two people were killed in the shooting.
According to Lee, officers responded to the Boise Towne Square mall at around 1:15 p.m. local time following reports of shots fired and at least one person being hit. When officers arrived at the scene, they exchanged gunfire with the suspected shooter, resulting in one officer being injured.
Only one shooter is suspected of being behind the deadly incident. According to Lee, it is too soon to determine any type of motive for the shooting.
Updated at 8 p.m.