4 people hospitalized after shooting in Alabama mall

The shooting erupted at a Hoover shopping center just after 3 p.m. local time.

At least four people have been transported to local hospitals after a shooting at a shopping center in Hoover, Alabama.

Police said they responded to a scene at Riverchase Galleria near the food court after multiple 911 calls that reported gunshots.

Hoover Police Department officials said they don’t yet know what led to the shooting or how many gunmen may have been involved, but confirmed that at least four victims were taken to hospitals.

The conditions of those victims are unknown. The mall was evacuated and police said they had secured the area.

Hoover is a large suburb south of Birmingham.

The incident comes a year after a separate shooting at the same mall left one person dead. A suspect has been arrested in connection with that case, police said.

This is a developing story. Please check for updates.