One person was shot and killed, while two others were shot and wounded by a group of armed thieves at a busy north Juarez shopping mall, Mexican media outlets reported Sunday.
The deadly robbery took place Saturday night at the entrance to the Futurama Rio Grande Mall, according to El Mexicano.
The newspaper said the gunfire occurred as thieves stole several bags of money from an armored truck; the sound of shots fired caused a panic among dozens of mall shoppers.
All three shooting victims were reportedly employees of the security company that owned the armored truck.
There was a massive police presence at the mall following the shootings and some stores closed.
The mall shooting death marked the latest homicide in Chihuahua state, which El Diario reported Sunday now has the third-highest murder rate in Mexico.
#Policaca | Una intensa movilizacin policaca se gener en las afueras del centro comercial Ro Grande, luego de una balacera que caus pnico en los clientes y dejando como saldo una persona muerta y dos ms lesionadas; todo esto la noche del sbado. pic.twitter.com/LyTgrpuoPw
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