SAN ANTONIO (AP) — A robbery inside a San Antonio shopping mall ended with shots fired on Sunday, leaving one person who tried to intervene dead, three others shot and another two people taken to hospital with non-shooting injuries, police and fire officials said.
Police Chief William McManus said two suspects robbed a jewelry store at the Rolling Oaks Mall on Sunday.
“What we have here is a robbery gone really, really bad,” McManus said.
One of the robbers then fatally shot the man, McManus said.
A second individual, who was carrying a licensed concealed weapon, then shot and wounded the robber who had killed the person who intervened, McManus said.
McManus called the fatal shooting “absolutely senseless.” The victim’s name was not immediately released by authorities.
The other robber fled the mall, firing his weapon and injuring a man and a woman. These two individuals, along with the injured robber, were taken to local hospital, said San Antonio Fire Chief Charles Hood.
Two other people— a woman who complained of chest pains and a pregnant woman who had labor pains — were also taken to local hospitals, Hood said.
The condition of the people who were injured in the incident was not immediately available.
McManus says police are still looking for the other robber who is believed to have left the mall.
“We searched the mall and we feel as confident as we can feel that the suspect is not in there,” McManus said.
I’m from that part of Texas, and lived in San Antonio once upon a time. Seems like ages ago, but I still have family in that area.
I’m glad that carrier was able to step in and stop it. It’s unfortunate that he was a few seconds too late.
One can hope that the wounded shooter can be convinced to give up his partner. Then again, this is Texas we’re talkin about here. You kill one of us, we’ll just kill you back.
Perhaps the prospect of the death penalty may well loosen his tongue. One can hope. I pray for all of the families involved.
Thanks for your comment The Ezekiel Project!
Perhaps if we had more good people with concealed weapons then maybe there would be less crime such as this, but probably not, as scripture tells us how people will be in the end times. We can however stop them in their tracks and perhaps prevent more innocent lives from being lost!