Shooting in a shopping center in Indiana in the United States

Three people were killed and three others injured on Sunday when an individual opened fire at an Indiana mall, officials said.

“We witnessed a mass shooting tonight at Greenwood Park Mall”said Mark Myersthe mayor of Greenwood, Indiana, in a statement. “Now we have three dead and three injured”, he added. Mr Myers said the shooter was shot by “an armed individual”.

The attack is the latest in a wave of gun violence to grip the United States, where around 40,000 deaths a year are caused by firearms, according to Gun Violence Archive.

It comes just weeks after a gunman opened fire during a July 4 parade in an affluent suburb of Chicagokilling seven people and injuring at least thirty.

The shooting followed two massacres in May that saw 10 black people gunned down at a supermarket in upstate New Yorkand 19 children and two teachers killed in a primary school in Texas.

The recent spike in violence has reignited the contentious debate over gun regulation.

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