A gunman fired five shots into a crowded Walmart store in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, on Sunday, killing two people and injuring at least five others before police shot him dead, authorities said.
The shooting happened in the parking lot of the mall at the intersection of Milwaukee and State streets, where hundreds of people gathered to watch the shooting.
It’s not clear if the gunman had a permit to carry a gun, nor whether he fired from the store or from inside.
Authorities did not say what type of gun the gunman used, though it was believed to be a semiautomatic weapon.
The gunman had been previously cited for driving under the influence of alcohol and drugs.
Police had closed the mall after a shooting in the area in October that left four people dead.
A video of the incident appeared to show the suspect fleeing the scene and fleeing on foot.
The Milwaukee Police Department released a surveillance video showing the suspect leaving the scene with his hands in the air.
The suspect is seen being chased by officers as they chase him down.
“I just wanna thank God,” he can be heard saying in the video, as officers chase him.
Police said he was seen in a black hoodie and dark pants as he exited the mall.
The video was shot from inside a Walmart store that has a gun license plate.
“As you can see from the video that’s where the shooter got away,” Milwaukee Police Chief Edward Flynn said Sunday night, as news of the shooting spread.
“He took his own life.
We have no other information on the suspect.”
The incident comes as protests in the United States over police brutality and the deaths of black men at the hands of police have become increasingly contentious, and are often used by white supremacists and neo-Nazis as justification for violence.
The incident is also a reminder that some of the country’s most prominent and violent white supremacist groups are deeply embedded in American society.
The man who fired at the mall is also suspected of killing a woman in suburban Chicago earlier this month.
The Chicago shooting was the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history.
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