2 dead, at least 4 injured in shooting in Boise Towne Square; suspect in critical condition – .

2 dead, at least 4 injured in shooting in Boise Towne Square; suspect in critical condition – .

BOISE (Idaho Statesman) – Boise Police confirmed that two people were killed and four others injured, including a police officer, in a shootout at the Boise Towne Square shopping center on Monday afternoon.
The anonymous gunman was injured in a firefight with police and is in critical condition, Boise police said Monday evening.

During a press conference, Boise Police Department chief Ryan Lee said a Boise police officer was among the injured and stressed that the investigation was ongoing. Lee said the shooting suspect was in custody. Neither the suspect nor any of the victims have been publicly identified.

According to Lee, officers responded to reports of gunfire at the North Milwaukee Street mall around 1:50 p.m. Monday. He said “events” took place inside and outside the mall, although he did not specify where these events occurred or their connection to the shooting.

“Shortly after responding at the scene, officers encountered an individual matching the suspect’s description, and there was an exchange of gunfire which ensued shortly thereafter, resulting in the injury of the suspect. ‘agent, as well as the arrest of the suspect,’ said Lee.

Lee said the Ada County Critical Incident Task Force will investigate the part of the case involving an officer, but Boise Police will investigate other aspects of the shooting.

Lee said Boise police are still working to clean up the mall and contact the families of the injured and deceased. He declined to answer specific questions about the incident, citing the investigation into the aspect involving an agent.

“I cannot stress enough how traumatic this event is for the community as a whole, as well as for those who witnessed, or the families of those involved or involved themselves,” said Lee.

Boise Towne Square announced on its Facebook page that the mall will be closed to the public on Tuesday “with respect and respect for our community.”

Boise Mayor Lauren McLean also spoke at the press conference. She thanked the first responders and the mall employees.

“I want to thank the shopkeepers, the people at the mall who responded so quickly to take care of the people who were there,” McLean said. “You have shown in a difficult and chaotic time how much you care and what you are willing to do to support and care for strangers. ”

Governor Brad Little said in a statement posted on Twitter that the state was prepared to assist Boise Police with the investigation.

The Ada County coroner’s office said in a press release Monday that it was responding to the situation and expected to have updates on Tuesday.


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