Armed bystander credited with preventing more deaths in Indiana shooting

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By Cheney Orr and Brendan O’Brien GREENWOOD, Ind. (Reuters) -The gunman who killed three people in a shopping mall near Indianapolis would likely have taken many more lives if not for the “heroic” actions of an armed bystander who shot the suspect dead and stopped the attack, police said on Monday. Elisjsha Dicken, 22, who was lawfully carrying a concealed pistol at the time, “engaged” the suspect on Sunday almost as soon he opened fire with a rifle in a food court at the Greenwood Park Mall in Greenwood, Indiana, authorities said. Police said they did not know the motive behind the rampage. D…

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