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Police kill gunman who wounded 2 outside busy Phoenix mall

Posted at 1:34 PM, Dec 23, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-23 16:27:37-05

PHOENIX (AP) - Police shot and killed a gunman outside a busy Phoenix mall filled with Christmas shoppers, saying he wounded two people during an attempted carjacking.

Police spokeswoman Mercedes Fortune said the incident began Monday when the attacker held a woman at gunpoint outside Desert Sky Mall and demanded she drive him someplace.

A bystander who heard her screams tried to help and was shot as she escaped, A stray bullet hit a woman in another car.

Police say the gunman used the stolen car to hit a patrol vehicle and refused to stop. He was shot and died at the scene,