At least three people were injured in a shooting Wednesday at a mall in Indianapolis, local police told FOX-59.

One man was in critical condition at Methodist Hospital following the incident at the Washington Square Mall.

Another man and one woman were admitted to a different hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

The shooting occurred inside the mall at a common area near Target around 6:30 p.m. local time, the station reported.

Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Deputy Chief of Operations Brian Mahone told reporters at the scene the suspect was not in custody.

The gunman went to the mall, encountered one of the victims and the two had words before the shooting started, Mahone said.

"This is not a random act and it looks like the suspect and the victim knew each other," he said.

The other two people injured were nearby when the gunman opened fire, Mahone said.

The location of the shooting in a mall was a coincidence, according to Mahone, who added that the victim and gunman could have encountered each other anywhere.

"This could have been a mall, a park, a gas station," he said.

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The Associated Press contributed to this report.