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Shooting at Idaho mall leaves two dead and five, injured


Shooting at Idaho mall leaves two dead and five, including a police officer, injured, a suspect is in custody

  • Police said they were working on notifying the victims’ families before releasing their names
  • Boise Police responded  to reports of shots fired at the Boise Towne Square Mall, on N. Milwaukee around 1.15pm on Monday. A suspect is in custody 
  • ‘Again, this is an ongoing investigation. We really, at this time, can not see any motivation behind it,’ Boise Police Chief Ryan Lee said


A mall shooting in Idaho left two dead and five, including a police officer, injured on Monday, police said.

Boise Police responded to reports of shots fired at the Boise Towne Square Mall, on N. Milwaukee around 1.15pm.

Police and first responders were then sent to the scene.

Officers found somebody who matched the suspect’s description and exchanged gunfire, a police officer was injured.

The suspect is now in police custody, and there are no indications of an ongoing threat, police said.

Video recorded by shoppers who were at the mall at the time of the shooting, shows people running from exit doors as shots being fired and screams can be heard.

North and Southbound lanes on Milwaukee Street between Emerald and Franklin roads were closed. 

Boise Police Chief Ryan Lee provided an update on the shooting to the media. 

Lee said police were working on notifying families of the victims before releasing their names. 

‘Again, this is an ongoing investigation. We really, at this time, can not see any motivation behind it,’ Lee said. 

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