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Shooting at Idaho mall leaves two dead and five, injured


Two dead and five injured, including a cop, in mass shooting at Idaho mall: 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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.  

Reports of people locked in the mall during the shooting while police handled the situation emerged on social media

Reports of people locked in the mall during the shooting while police handled the situation emerged on social media

'My wife is locked in a storeroom at the Boise Mall. There were multiple gun shots. People running everywhere,' shared Twitter user @BoiseBetter

‘My wife is locked in a storeroom at the Boise Mall. There were multiple gun shots. People running everywhere,’ shared Twitter user @BoiseBetter

Boise Towne Square Mall in Idaho, where a shooting that left two dead and five injured took place on Monday

Boise Towne Square Mall in Idaho, where a shooting that left two dead and five injured took place on Monday 

Boise Police Chief Ryan Lee said police were working on notifying families of the victims before releasing their names

Boise Police Chief Ryan Lee said police were working on notifying families of the victims before releasing their names

Reports of people locked in the mall during the shooting while police handled the situation emerged on social media. 

‘My wife is locked in a storeroom at the Boise Mall. There were multiple gun shots. People running everywhere,’ shared Twitter user @BoiseBetter.  

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. 

Police close off a street outside a shopping mall after a shooting in Boise, Idaho on Monday, October 25

Police close off a street outside a shopping mall after a shooting in Boise, Idaho on Monday, October 25 

Boise police collect evidence from an SUV that had a bullet hole in the driver's side window following a shooting at the Boise Towne Square shopping mall

Boise police collect evidence from an SUV that had a bullet hole in the driver’s side window following a shooting at the Boise Towne Square shopping mall

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