LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – A gunman shot dead two people and wounded four others, including a police officer, at a shopping mall in Idaho on Monday, police said.
City Police Chief Ryan Lee told reporters that police in Boys were called to the mall with a report that “at least one person has been shot dead.”
They exchanged fire with a man given by 911 callers, in which an officer was killed.
Lee said one suspect had been taken into custody and that “there is no danger or danger to the community from this incident.”
“At the moment, we can’t really talk about the motive behind it or anything else that could affect the investigation,” he said.
The New York Times reports that the two-story Boys Town Square Mall has more than 150 stores and restaurants.
Mass shootings and other gun violence are major problems in the United States, which gun control proponents say are caused by the proliferation of firearms and relatively weak gun laws.