Police of Alabama's Hoover released a statement, confirming an eight-year old child died as the result of the shooting incident at the Riverchase Galleria mall on Friday, as one man, one woman and one child were transfered to the hospital in an unknown condition.
Earlier, police department confirmed during a press conference that at least four people had been transferred to a hospital in an unknown condition after the incident.. It is unclear how many shooters were involved and whether there was a motive.
#BREAKING— Hoover Police Dept (@HooverPD) July 4, 2020
Update on Galleria shooting.#HooverPD will work tirelessly to bring the responsible individuals to justice.
If you have info, contact @CSMetroAL, Sgt Lowe 2057396762 or https://t.co/6fndLRL4Bc pic.twitter.com/xQkRQXEc5H
Earlier, police responded to reports of shots fired at the mall, later announcing that the "scene is contained".
According to social media users, witnesses on the site said that shots were fired inside the mall. There are at least four ambulances reported to be at the scene, along with fire department units.
The investigation on the matter is still ongoing.
Scene is contained. Still gathering information. Unknown victims & injuries. More to follow.#hooverpd— Hoover Police Dept (@HooverPD) July 3, 2020
Report of shots fired at the galleria. Unknown injuries at this time. Unknown exact location. More information to follow.#hooverpd— Hoover Police Dept (@HooverPD) July 3, 2020
Photos allegedly made at the site show a law enforcement and emergency services presence in the area.
There are 4 ambulances at least on the scene. Witnesses say shots fired inside the mall pic.twitter.com/j3okLV894h— carol robinson (@RobinsonCarol) July 3, 2020
According to multiple unconfirmed reports, one suspect was taken into custody.
I was in the Riverchase Galleria when the shots were fired. The staff at @TorridFashion worked quickly to get all patrons and staff out the back into a safe situation. Thank you, Torrid ladies, for keeping calm and acting.— Gaming with Halekyn (@GamingWithHale) July 3, 2020
Hoover PD on the scene, one suspect in custody.
No further details were immediately available.