19:49 GMT05 August 2020
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    On Friday, police responded to reports of shots fired in the Riverchase Galleria in Hoover, Alabama, later announcing that the scene had been contained and an investigation into the shooting had been launched.

    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.

    ​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.

    ​Photos allegedly made at the site show a law enforcement and emergency services presence in the area.

    According to multiple unconfirmed reports, one suspect was taken into custody.

    ​No further details were immediately available.

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