1 dead, 2 others hurt after Alabama mall shooting

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Police Capt. Gregg Rector this morning identified the man who was killed as a 21-year-old from Hueytown but did not give his name. Among the injured was a 12-year-old girl.

The injured 18-year-old was in serious condition when an ambulance took him to the hospital, police said.

Rector said the incident started at 9:52 p.m. when the 18-year-old and another man got into a physical altercation on the second floor of the concourse area of the Galleria, near the entrance to the Footaction store.

A man was shot and killed by a police after a fight at an Alabama mall resulted in gunfire that injured a teen and a 12-year-old girl.

A confrontation erupted at an Alabama mall on Thanksgiving night, and it ended with a gunman injuring 2 before he was shot dead. The girl had a single gunshot wound and has gone through surgery and "does not have life-threatening injuries", Rector said. Her condition was not immediately known.

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Witnesses and police who arrived on the scene described the scene as chaotic, as gunshots sent the crowd into panic.

"We have a plan and our plan works, " said Hoover Police Chief Nick Derzis. The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office will investigate the officer involved in the shooting at the request of the Jefferson County District Attorney's Office. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. "And then they opened the escape-route doors, and we escaped through the escape-route doors".

Hoover is about 10 miles from Birmingham.

Brookfield Properties, which owns the shopping center, said it was devastated by the shooting. Now, mall officials said the mall will remain closed until further notice. The mall was open late for early Black Friday shopping.

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