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2 Dead in Idaho Mall Shooting

Boise police say a suspect is in custody
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Oct 25, 2021 5:04 PM CDT
Updated Oct 26, 2021 12:00 AM CDT
6 Injured in Idaho Mall Shooting
Police close off a street outside a shopping mall after a shooting in Boise, Idaho on Monday, Oct. 25, 2021.   (AP Photo/Rebecca Boone)

(Newser) Update: Two people are dead and four others, one of them a police officer, injured after a shooting Monday at a Boise mall. The suspect is in custody, but police say they cannot yet speak about a motive, the AP reports. Our original story from Monday follows:

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Police in Boise, Idaho, said Monday that five people and a police officer have been injured in a shooting at a shopping mall. They say one person is in custody. On Twitter, police said they are working their way through each business at the mall, but don’t have information indicating additional threats. Police are asking people to avoid the area. The Boise Towne Square shopping mall is located in Idaho’s largest city and is the city’s largest mall. Police were interviewing dozens of people outside the entrance to Macy's, one of five large department stores at the mall, which has 153 stores in all, the AP reports. Police are also investigating what appears to be another crime scene at a restaurant near the mall. (Read more Idaho stories.)

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