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Police kill gunman who wounded 2 outside busy Phoenix mall

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Police kill gunman who wounded 2 outside busy Phoenix mall

Police shot and killed a gunman outside a busy Phoenix mall filled with Christmas shoppers, saying he wounded two people during an attempted carjacking

By The Associated Press

PHOENIX -- Police shot and killed a gunman Monday outside a busy Phoenix mall filled with Christmas shoppers after he wounded two people during an attempted carjacking, authorities said.

The incident began when the attacker held a woman at gunpoint outside Desert Sky Mall and demanded she drive him someplace.

A bystander who heard her screams tried to help and was shot as she escaped, police spokeswoman Mercedes Fortune said. A stray bullet hit a woman in another car.

Police say the gunman used the stolen car to hit a patrol vehicle and refused to stop. He was shot and died at the scene,

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