At least one person is dead after shootout just outside Western Hills Mall in Fairfield, Alabama, on Thursday, Feb. 15, it was reported.
A manhunt is underway around an area near Interstate 59 near the Birmingham-Southern College campus.
— Jamiese Price (@ThePriceReport) February 15, 2018
The manager of the Western Hills Mall was identified as the victim in the shooting, AL.com reported.
The mall manager walked outside to investigate a shootout. He was shot and killed.
— AL.com (@aldotcom) February 15, 2018
“It’s too much,” a witness told AL.com. “It was so scary. There were too many shots to count. This is completely unsafe.”
In the incident, two groups got into a shootout outside the mall, Fairfield Police Chief Nick Dyer confirmed.
The shooting occurred in the mall’s food court area, which led to a chase from the mall that ended on Interstate 59 North, WIAT-TV reported.
An innocent bystander inside a vehicle at the Arkadelphia Exit was also hit by gunfire, the report said.
Two suspects were taken into custody, but there are more suspects “at large,” police said, WVTM13 reported.
Bush Academy is on lockdown “until further notice,” police told the station.
Western Hills Mall shootout leaves manager critically injured, leads to interstate chase. @RobinsonCarol is working to gather facts. Story soon.
— Jeremy Gray (@jgray78) February 15, 2018
— Marlei Martinez (@MarleiWVTM13) February 15, 2018
BREAKING: Western Hills Mall manager killed in shooting
— Jonathan Hardison (@FOX6Hardison) February 15, 2018
Birmingham-Southern Police report that they worked with Birmingham Police to bring a suspect in Western Hills shooting into custody. MORE >> https://t.co/5SBrJ0hiyS
— WIAT CBS42 (@WIAT42) February 15, 2018