Two People Killed, Four Injured in Shooting at Mall in Boise, Idaho

Police close off a street outside a shopping mall after a shooting in Boise, Idaho on Monday, Oct. 25, 2021. Police said there are reports of multiple injuries and one person is in custody. (AP Photo/Rebecca Boone)

Two people were killed and four others, including a Boise police officer, were injured in a shooting at a mall in Boise, Idaho, police said.

One person is in custody, Boise police said. Boise Police Chief Ryan Lee told reporters that police were working to notify the victims’ families.

“I cannot stress enough how traumatic enough this event was for the community at large,” he said at a news conference.

Police responded to reports of shots fired at the Boise Towne Square Mall on N. Milwaukee Street around 1:50 p.m. local time, authorities said.

When officers arrived at the scene they found someone matching the description of the suspect and there was an “exchange of gunfire” that took place, Lee said. One officer was injured and the suspect was taken into custody, according to Lee.

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SOURCE: ABC News, Emily Shapiro and Ivan Pereira