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2 killed, police officer among 4 injured in Idaho mall shooting

Two people were killed and at least four others were injured, including a police officer, in a shooting at a mall Monday afternoon in Boise, Idaho, police said.

Boise Police Chief Ryan Lee said officers responded at 1:50 p.m. local time to Boise Towne Square mall and encountered a person matching the suspect; gunfire ensued, an officer was among six people initially injured, and the suspect was later detained, he said.

Boise police said officers responded to a report of a shooting at Boise Towne Square mall on Monday afternoon in which two people were killed and four others were injured, one of them an officer.KTVB

Two of the injured have died.

“At this time, the majority of the mall has been cleared. We’re still actively clearing the mall to both look for any additional concerns and any additional victims, but at this time we believe that there was only a single shooter involved and that there is no ongoing danger to the community at large from this incident,” Lee said at a news conference Monday afternoon.

Idaho Gov. Brad Little said on Twitter: “Those injured in today’s unthinkable shooting at the Boise Towne Square Mall are in my prayers. The State of Idaho stands prepared to assist the Boise Police Department as they investigate the shooting.”

Mayor Lauren McLean praised police and first responders at the news conference, saying: “You came quickly and you showed compassion to so many people that were scared at a really tough moment. And you did everything you could to keep people safe.”

This is a developing story. Please check back for updates.