8-year-old killed, 3 injured in shooting at Alabama mall

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An 8-year-old boy was killed Friday in a shooting at an Alabama shopping mall that left three other people injured, police said.
Hoover Police Chief Nick Derzis said the child was killed in the afternoon shooting at the Riverchase Galleria. The police chief said a girl and two adults were also hospitalized after the shooting. Authorities did not release the victims' names.

Police did not give a motive for the shooting. Derzis said police are working promising leads, but did not say if they had identified suspects.

"This is certainly a tragic situation when you have an innocent child who gets caught in the middle of an altercation between others," Derzis said.

Multiple shots were reported near the food court inside the mall, police said. "We don't know at this point what led to the shooting or how many gunmen were…
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