Noida: In an audacious incident that puts a serious question mark on the safety of public places, two goons opened fire at one of the biggest and busiest malls in national capital region, The Great India Place Mall in Noida.
As per reports, the two gunmen open fire near the main entrance of the mall, which sees large number of footfalls all through the day.
A guard and an autorikshaw driver was injured in the firing incident.
The Police managed to arrest the gunmen with the help of crowd that was present at the location of the crime.
According to the police, the shootout happened during a robbery attempt outside the mall.
"At around 2 pm, three men snatched a bag containing Rs 15 lakh at gun-point from a shop employee at the mall when he was on his way to deposit the money at a bank," SP (City) Yogesh Kumar said.
When the people around raised an alarm, an auto driver and a guard who were present nearby tried to block the path of the robbers, who opened fire, injuring the duo.
While a group of auto drivers present at the scene managed to nab two of the miscreants, two others escaped.
The injured were rushed to a local hospital, police said, adding that a hunt has been launched for the absconding accused.