Two people were killed and four others injured Monday afternoon in a shooting at the Boise Towne Square mall. Boise Police Chief Ryan Lee said at a news conference that a Boise police officer was among the injured, and stressed that the investigation was ongoing.
Lee said the suspect in the shooting is in police custody. Neither the suspect nor any of the victims have been publicly identified. According to Lee, officers responded to reports of shots fired at the mall on North Milwaukee Street at around 1:50 p.m.
“Shortly after responding on scene, officers encountered an individual matching the suspect’s description, and there was an exchange of gunfire that ensued shortly thereafter, resulting in the officer’s injury, as well as the suspect being taken into custody,” Lee said.