This is the latest in America's shameful series of violent incidents in public places involving guns.
From the Roanoke Times:
Suspect in NRV mall shooting in custodyWho runs the US congress? The NRA?
At least one person was flown out on LifeGuard 10. The person was on a stretcher, with a breathing apparatus.
Taylor Leitch, an English student at the New River Community College campus inside the mall, said the class heard a noise that they initially thought was a door slamming. When it happened again, she said, they realized it was gunshots. The teacher told them to run, and the students all fled into the mall parking lot.
Leitch said it wasn’t clear where the shots were coming from.
Shortly after 2 p.m., police were still approaching the mall, armed with rifles and other weapons, and someone has just been wheeled out on a stretcher.
A man was in handcuffs on the back of a sheriff’s office car in the mall parking lot. He was taken away, but it’s not clear who he was.
People were continuing to leave the mall with their hands above their heads as authorities are continuing to evacuate the building. Bystanders were being pushed back from the mall by police, who told them it was a safety issue.