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San Antonio Shopping Mall Shooting: One Dead, Multiple Injured

San Antonio police help shoppers exit the Rolling Oaks Mall, Sunday, Jan. 22, 2017, in San Antonio, after a deadly shooting. Authorities say several were injured after a robbery at the shopping mall. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

San Antonio police help shoppers exit the Rolling Oaks Mall. Credit: AP Photo/Eric Gay

San Antonio: A robbery inside a San Antonio shopping mall ended with shots fired on Sunday, leaving one person who tried to intervene dead, three others shot and another two people taken to hospital with non-shooting injuries, police and fire officials said.

Police Chief William McManus said two suspects robbed a jewellery store at the Rolling Oaks Mall on Sunday.

“What we have here is a robbery gone really, really bad,” McManus said.

After the suspects fled the store, a man, described by McManus as a “good Samaritan”who  tried to stop the two men.

One of the robbers then fatally shot the man, McManus said.

A second individual, who was carrying a licensed concealed weapon, then shot and wounded the robber who had killed the person who intervened, McManus said.

Police said the second robber, who initially fled the scene, was arrested Sunday night. Additional details about the arrest or suspect were not immediately available.

McManus called the fatal shooting “absolutely senseless.” The victim’s name was not immediately released by authorities.

The other robber who fled the mall fired his weapon, injuring a man and a woman. These two individuals, along with the injured robber, were taken to local hospital, said San Antonio fire chief Charles Hood.

Two other people – a woman who complained of chest pains and a pregnant woman who had labour pains – were also taken to local hospitals, Hood said.

The condition of the people who were injured in the incident was not immediately available.