One person is believed to have been killed and six injured in a shooting in San Antonio
Police and emergency services are now attending the incident, which is believed to have taken place near a children’s playground at Rolling Oaks Mall in San Antonio, Texas.
San Antonio Fire Department has confirmed one person died during the incident which took place at around 3.30pm.
Police described the victim, believed to be a man in his 30s, as a “Good Samaritan who tried to intervene to save a victim”.
Following the man being shot, a member of the public took out his concealed weapon and shot one of the gunmen.
Both gunmen then attempted to flee, with one firing shots at bystanders, injuring six.
Mutliple police units are attending the scene
Police Chief William McManus described the shooting as “absolutely senseless” and said: “What we have here is a robbery gone really, really bad.”
He added: "One of the citizens who tried to intervene and stop the robbery was shot by one of the suspects. The other individual had a conceal carry license and he shot the suspect who shot the Good Samaritan who tried to intervene.
"The second suspect ran through the mall in the other direction shooting as he ran. Six other additional victims were shot."
The incident has been described as 'deadly' by the mayor
The mayor's office called the incident as "deadly" and claimed one suspect is in custody and one is at large.
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It has been reported that the shooter in custody has been rushed to hospital with injuries.
Reports suggest the shooting may have occurred due to a failed robbery of Kays Jewelers Store.
Witnesses have taken to social media to share accounts of the incident.
1 dead, 6 injured after a shooting at a San Antonio mall, Mayor's Office tells @ABC. 1 suspect is in custody, 1 is still at large.
— Joshua Hoyos (@JoshuaHoyos) January 22, 2017
JUST LEFT ROLLING OAKS MALL. THERE WAS A MAN WHO STARTED SHOOTING AT THE CHILDREN PLAY PLACE AND IM SO LUCKY TO BE ALIVE.
— charlotte (@litcharlotte) January 22, 2017
Shooting at Rolling Oaks Mall today. One Texan lost his life trying to stop a robber, another Texan with a CHL shot a robber. #ProudTexan
— Jake Baine (@jake_baine) January 22, 2017
Police are believed to be searching for the second shooter and have cleared the first two floors of the mall.
The second shooter is believed to have caused injuries to six as he attempted to flee the scene.
Shoppers have taken cover in the toilets and backroom of the mall, and police have urged residents to stay away until the situation is resolved.