News February 13, There is no question that his quick action saved the lives of numerous other people, Police Chief Chris Burbank said of the officer. Burbank identified the gunman as Sulejmen Talovic, an year-old who lives with his mother in Salt Lake City, and said he had a backpack full of ammunition, the shotgun he was using and a. The teen killed five people and wounded four at the Trolley Square mall, including two people shot in the parking lot as he arrived around 7 p. Monday, another at the entrance and then five people inside a card store, the police chief said. It appears to be very random, Burbank said. There was no sense to why he was doing what he was doing.
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Witnesses at Trolley Square mall, which is south-east of the centre of Utah's state capital, said they heard about 20 shots being fired and saw a man in a trench coat with a shotgun exchanging fire with police officers. One witness said he saw police shoot the gunman, who had entered the vast two-storey mall at around 6. The gunman's victims were two year-old women, a year-old man, a year-old man and a year-old girl, said Salt Lake City police detective Robin Snyder. The victims were found "throughout the mall", Ms Snyder said, but no motive had been determined. The mall - a sprawling complex with 80 shops and restaurants - was busy with shoppers when the shootings began; survivors later described how they hid in storerooms and bathrooms after hearing shots. Among the injured, three people were in a critical condition and a fourth was in a serious condition. Two of the critically injured were a year-old boy and a year-old man.
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Authorities were not able to determine a motive. He shot and wounded both in the head with his shotgun; Alan Walker managed to run down a staircase to the lower parking level, where he was assisted by other citizens. Munns managed to flee the scene and survive his injuries. Entering the mall, he approached the west stairs, where he fired at a security guard, missing, then walked down the main level hallway in the opposite direction. He first approached year-old Carolyn Tuft, who was crouched down near a display table at the front of the store, and shot her in the left side and arm with the shotgun, causing her to fall over to the ground.
I couldn't let any more take place. The teenager had "one thing on his mind, and that was to kill a large number of people," Salt Lake City Police Chief Chris Burbank said. Read full story.