An officer and a civilian have been killed in a shooting at a West County mall, officials said.
An officer was shot and killed while responding to a call for help Sunday night at the West Coast Mall in Lake Tahoe, officials announced Monday.
The incident began with an officer calling 911, said Lake Taho Fire Department spokeswoman Jennifer Pahl.
An employee of the West Lake Mall store opened fire, striking the officer, she said.
The officer was taken to a local hospital, where he later died, she added.
A woman inside the West Mall was taken into custody, and a manhunt was launched, officials in Lake County said.
The shooter is believed to be a civilian, Pahl said.
Police are asking anyone with information to call the sheriff’s office at (805) 836-2131 or the Lake Tahol State Sheriff’s Office at (907) 652-3500.