'Absolute Chaos' as 2 Killed in Shooting at Arizona Mall

The shooting Friday night also left one injured
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 15, 2017 10:01 AM CDT
Deadly Shooting at Arizona Mall
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Two men were killed and a woman injured in a shooting Friday night at an Arizona mall, CNN reports. According to KOLD, witnesses reported hearing 10 shots around 7:30pm in the bar area of Firebirds Wood Fired Grill at La Encantada Mall in Tucson. Authorities say all three people involved in the shooting knew each other, though their relationship to each other hasn't been released. It's also unclear what precipitated the shooting.

One witness describes "absolute chaos" in the crowded mall when the shooting started, telling KGUN, "It was like what you see in a movie." Another witness, who was at the restaurant for her daughter's 13th birthday and hid under a table, tells KOLD it was "pretty harrowing." Authorities say only one gun was used in the shooting, and some witnesses say the shooter eventually shot himself. The woman involved was hospitalized with a gunshot to the leg, and no bystanders were hurt. (Read more shooting stories.)

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