Boy (8) killed in shopping centre shooting in Alabama
Three others were injured in incident in Hoover near food court
Authorities continue their investigation of a shooting at Riverchase Galleria shopping centre. Photograph: Carol Robinson/The Birmingham News via AP
An eight-year-old boy has been killed after a gunman opened fire at a shopping centre.
Police are still attempting to work out the motive for the shooting.
Multiple shots were reported near the food court inside the shopping centre, police said.
Hoover Mayor Frank Brocato said he visited the boy’s parents on Friday evening.
“This was just a very senseless tragedy and of course they are devastated by this,” he said.
“It wasn’t just one or two,” she said. “That’s what got me off guard. They (the shots) just kept going.”
She said the gunshots “sounded like they were coming from every direction”. – AP