One killed, several hurt in shooting at US mall

Police say a shooting inside a crowded US mall has left one person dead and several injured in what witnesses described as a gunfight.

Updated: Apr 11, 2010, 10:29 AM IST

Muskogee: Police say a shooting inside a crowded US mall has left one person dead and several injured in what witnesses described as a gunfight.
Gunfire broke out late yesterday afternoon in the Arrowhead Mall in downtown Muskogee, Oklahoma. The area was crowded with visitors attending the city`s annual Azalea Festival.

Four people were taken to Muskogee Regional Medical Centre, but a spokesman says their conditions haven`t been released.

Police spokesman Pedro Zardeneta says it is unclear whether the person killed was among several involved in the shooting or a bystander.

Shoppers were told by a public-address announcement to quickly leave the mall around 4.15 pm EDT (2015 GMT), and they gathered outside. Several say they heard four or five shots.

PTI