Update: Gunman dead, 2 wounded in Alabama mall shooting

A gunman is dead and two more wounded after a shooting Thursday night at a the Riverchase Galleria mall in Hoover, AL. 

Authorities say an altercation began between the suspected gunman and an 18-year-old man during Black Friday sales around 10:00 p.m. The gunman wounded the 18-year-old man and attempted to flee the scene before being killed by Hoover police.

A 12-year-old girl was also wounded in the gunfire. She was described as "alert" and communicative. The 18-year-old is in serious condition.

We will provide updates as this story develops.

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