You know that good guys with guns are the best defense against bad guys with guns. In Greenwood, Indiana, this old maxim was proven true yet again when an armed citizen stopped an attempted mass shooter at the Greenwood Park Mall. The Associated Press reports:
Three people were fatally shot and two were injured Sunday evening at an Indiana mall after a man with a rifle opened fire in a food court and an armed civilian shot and killed him, police said.
The man entered the Greenwood Park Mall with a rifle and several magazines of ammunition and began firing in the food court, Greenwood Police Department Chief Jim Ison said.
A 22-year-old from nearby Bartholomew County who was legally carrying a firearm at the mall shot and killed the gunman, Ison said at a news conference.
Four of those hit by gunfire were females and one was a male, Ison said. He didn’t immediately know the specific gender or age of those who were killed.
He said a 12-year-old girl was among the two injured, both of whom are in stable condition.
Police confiscated a suspicious backpack that was in a bathroom near the food court, Ison said.
Officers went to the mall at about 6 p.m. for reports of the shooting.
“The real hero of the day is the citizen that was lawfully carrying a firearm in that food court and was able to stop the shooter almost as soon as he began,” Ison said.
When seconds count, police are minutes away. They mean well, but they simply can’t get on scene as fast as they’re needed. You’ll notice on my map below that Indiana is a constitutional carry state. These states know that more guns equal less crime, and arming law-abiding citizens is the best way to defend them against criminals.
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