1 dead in shooting at popular Iowa mall, suspect in custody

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June 12, 2015: Shoppers and employees wait outside the Coral Ridge Mall following a shooting. (AP)

One person was killed in a shooting at a popular Iowa shopping mall, authorities said Friday.

Witnesses say they heard gunshots near the food court of the Coral Ridge Mall after 7 p.m. local time. They say a gunman shot at least one female victim and then fled. Iowa Department of Public Safety spokesman Alex Murphy confirmed that the victim had died.

Authorities arrested the a suspect, but did not release any information on the suspect or the victim.

The mall is near Interstate 80 in Coralville, a community of 19,000 people in eastern Iowa. It’s the second-largest mall in Iowa.

The shooting prompted some shoppers and workers to rush out of the mall and others to remain on lockdown for more than an hour.

The Associated Press contributed to this report

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