HOOVER, Ala. -- A shooting at an Alabama shopping mall has left an 8-year-old boy dead and three other people hospitalized.
Hoover's police chief says that a girl and two adults were hospitalized after the shooting inside the Riverchase Galleria.
A local school district identified the boy as Royta Giles Jr. Authorities said they were not immediately sure what led to the shooting.
RIP ROYTA 💔 This is Royta Giles Jr., the 8-year-old killed in the Riverchase Galleria shooting Friday afternoon. He was about to start the third grade at Jonesboro Elementary School.— CBS 42 (@CBS_42) July 4, 2020
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No arrests have been announced.
The mall in suburban Birmingham was the site of a 2018 police shooting where an officer fatally shot a Black man with a gun after mistaking him for the gunman in an earlier shooting at the mall.