Indiana’s constitutional carry law allowed an armed shopper to stop the gunman who killed three people at a mall on Sunday.
Three people were fatally wounded by a man with a rifle, before a man with a handgun shot and killed the attacker, at the Greenwood Park Mall in a suburb of Indianapolis, Indiana on Sunday.
“Officials praised a 22-year-old man who ‘acted within seconds’ to stop a gunman during a deadly shooting at Greenwood Park Mall in Indiana on Sunday,” CBS News reports.
“The gunman entered the mall with a rifle and opened fire in a food court, killing a couple and another 30-year-old man, officials said on Monday. A man who was at the mall shopping with his girlfriend took out his pistol and fired several rounds, striking and killing the gunman.”
Officials identified the “good Samaritan” as Elisjsha Dicken. Dicken has no gun permit, but was lawfully carrying a handgun under Indiana’s new constitutional carry law, which went into effect on July1, Greenwood Police Chief Jim Ison said at a news conference on Monday.
“His (Dicken’s) actions were nothing short of heroic,” said Ion. “He engaged the gunman from quite a distance with a handgun. Was very proficient in that, very tactically sound, and, as he moved to close in on the suspect, he was also motioning for people to exit behind him.”
“Many more people would have died last night if not for a responsible armed citizen that took action very quickly within the first two minutes of this shooting,” said Ison.
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