Indiana mall shooter waited in food court bathroom for over an hour; Victims include married couple


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The gunman who opened fire in an Indiana mall on Sunday night was a 20-12 months-old person who introduced two firearms to the building and waited inside of a lavatory for additional than an hour ahead of fatally taking pictures three individuals, together with a married few, and wounding two more, officers mentioned. 

The alleged shooter, 20, was inside a toilet near the meals courtroom of the Greenwood Park Shopping mall for about an hour and two minutes prior to he entered the dining area and fired his Sig Sauer firearm. He was “neutralized” inside of two minutes, but not in advance of he was capable to shoot five people, which include a 12-yr-previous who survived and a few individuals who had been killed, Greenwood Police Department Chief Jim Ison claimed Monday. 

“The most puzzling piece of this puzzle is the reality that he was in that restroom for an hour and two minutes … We imagine he was receiving prepared.”

Two people today, which include the gunman, were pronounced lifeless at the scene. Two other individuals were being transported to an Indianapolis healthcare facility, but could not be saved. 


The deceased victims have been discovered as Pedro Pineda, 56, his spouse, Rosa Mirian Rivera de Pineda, 37, and Victor Gomez, 30. 

Officials have explained they consider the alleged shooter walked to the shopping mall with two guns, a person of which had been deconstructed and in his backpack. 


The alleged shooter was donning a “waistband holster on with various publications.” He also had a backpack that was carrying a second firearm, a rifle that was “damaged down,” which he remaining in the rest room, and “numerous rounds of ammunition.” Investigators determined that the alleged shooter obtained the Sig Sauer on March 8, 2022, in Greenwood. 

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Police gather outside a Dick's Sporting Goods at Greenwood Park Mall

Law enforcement obtain exterior a Dick’s Sporting Goods at Greenwood Park Shopping mall
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The shooter entered the mall at a doorway close to the food items court docket all around 4:54 p.m., Ison stated. 

“He walks straight to the foodstuff courtroom restroom,” he continues. “Just one hour and two minutes later, he exits the restroom and shoots Victor Gomez outside of the restroom.” 

The shooter then allegedly “points his rifle into the food stuff courtroom exactly where Pedro and Rosa Pineda were having supper and shot each Rosa and Pedro.”

The gunman then continued to fire off rounds, hanging a 22-12 months-outdated female who endured a leg wound, Ison said. Just one of the gunman’s bullet fragments also ricocheted off a person of the partitions and struck a 12-calendar year-outdated woman “who was running.”

A customer checks a door on the closed Greenwood Park Mall in Greenwood, Indiana, Monday, July 18, 2022.

A consumer checks a door on the closed Greenwood Park Shopping mall in Greenwood, Indiana, Monday, July 18, 2022.
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At 5:57 p.m. – only about two minutes just after he allegedly unleashed his attack – a legally armed “excellent Samaritan” named Elisjsha Dicken returned hearth with a pistol. Dicken had been buying with his girlfriend at the time. 

“The shooter fired quite a few rounds, placing the suspect. The suspect attempted to retreat back again into the restroom and unsuccessful – fell to the floor soon after being struck.” 

The gunman allegedly fired 24 rounds. Dicken fired 10, Ison reported. 

Ison once more lauded Dicken for his existence-saving response. 

“Once he arrived out and begun capturing it was two minutes by the time the 1st shot was fired right up until he was neutralized by our great Samaritan.”

Investigators on the scene of the crime.

Investigators on the scene of the crime.
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The law enforcement chief reported investigators had been nevertheless functioning to ascertain a possible motive. FBI forensic investigators are scouring facts from his cellphone, which was wet because the alleged gunman “positioned his cellphone in the bathroom,” Ison stated. 

And law enforcement also went to the suspect’s house in the hrs following the shooting, when they entered to uncover that “the oven was on” and there was “a laptop computer in the oven and a can of butane,” Ison stated. There was also an eviction notice posted, he included.

The alleged gunman experienced attended Greenwood Substantial School and was subsequently employed, but had remaining his task in May possibly. 

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“Ideal now we have no motive,” Ison claimed. “His relatives associates that we spoke to, they had been just as surprised as everybody else was. They stated there were no indicators that he was violent.”

This is a building information tale. You should examine back again for updates. 


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