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Deputy minister killed: Deadly shooting at PlazAmericas Mall in Sharpstown leaves some shoppers trapped in chaos

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) – Wednesday’s shooting at the PlazAmericas mall turned a chaotic shopping day for dozens of people.

One witness said they heard between six and eight gunshots near the Melrose store. When the shots were fired, shoppers had to shelter in place before the mall closed for the day.

“They closed all the doors around us. We couldn’t go out until they gave us the green light to go home. They forced us out. People had to evacuate,” Daniel Valencia said.

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Valencia was among those trapped inside the shopping center after the shooting. He said he could tell someone was injured from where he was hiding.

“I just heard a groan from someone on the other side of the hallway. It was pretty close to our store, down the hallway. I didn’t really see the person, but I heard it was pretty bloody. “, I said.

San Jacinto County District 1 Deputy Neil Adams has been killed. The defendant’s shooter was shot by two officers and later died at the hospital. People who frequent the mall say the deadly violence is no surprise.

“It’s always been like that in the field,” says Yani Salgado.

“It’s very dangerous and very scary. We are not safe and secure,” said Karamuddin Khokhar, owner of a shop in the mall.

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