One person dead, two others hurt after Alabama mall shooting

Saturday, 24 Nov, 2018

A man was shot and killed by a police after a fight at an Alabama mall resulted in gunfire that injured a teen and a 12-year-old girl. However, she was in stable condition as of the morning of November 23.

21-year-old Emantic Fitzgerald Bradford Jr., black male from Hueytown was pronounced dead at the scene on Thursday, Nov. 22, at 10:11 p.m. Deals are being doled out at major shopping chains, the doors were open early this morning, and there's usually some video of people fighting over a flat screen television.

One teen is dead and two others have been injured following a shooting at an Alabama mall prior to Black Friday shopping. Her condition was not immediately known. He was taken to a nearby hospital in serious condition.

A witness, Lexi Joiner, told Al.com she was shopping with her mother when the gunfire started.

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"It was terrifying, " Joiner said. One eyewitness was leaving the mall and entering the parking deck when he heard multiple shots, he ran to his auto as people were fleeing the entrance by Journey's. Police said the incident began with an altercation between two teenagers which led to an exchange of gunfire.

Two separate rings of gunshots could be heard inside the mall by witnesses, who described the scene as chaotic with customers screaming and mall staff working to lock down the center, which the Hoover Police Department said is now secure. Click below to see people fleeing the Mall.

Authorities say the shooting happened about 9:30pm on Thursday at the Riverchase Galleria in Hoover, the largest mall in Alabama, as thousands were getting ready to stock up on Black Friday sales. We already had multiple officers working at the mall for traffic control and police presence inside, " he said.