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Tuesday 17 September 2019

Fatal shooting in Alabama shopping centre

Police say a fight between two teenagers, including an 18-year-old, resulted in an exchange of gunfire.

One person has died following the shooting (Peter Byrne/PA)
One person has died following the shooting (Peter Byrne/PA)

By Associated Press Reporter

A teenager is dead and two others have been injured following a shooting at an Alabama shopping centre prior to Black Friday shopping.

Authorities say the shooting happened about 9.30pm local time on Thursday at the Riverchase Galleria in Hoover, a nearby suburb of Birmingham.

Police say a fight between two teenagers, including an 18-year-old, resulted in an exchange of gunfire. One teenager fled but was confronted by two Hoover police officers.

Captain Gregg Rector said at a news conference that a Hoover officer “did engage that individual, shot him and he is dead on the scene”.

The second teenager was taken to hospital and is in a serious condition.

Police said a 12-year-old girl also struck by gunfire was in hospital.

The Riverchase Galleria said the shopping centre is closed until further notice.

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