Hoover Police Chief Nick Derzis said the child was killed in the afternoon shooting at the Riverchase Galleria. The police chief said a girl and two adults were also hospitalized after the shooting. Authorities did not release the victims' names.
As a recent coronavirus resurgence threatens to derail the U.S. economy's gradual recovery from the worst downturn since the Great Depression, the spike in cases has put added pressure on Congress to pass another round of fiscal aid.
Firearm-related background checks reached 3.9 million in June, the most since the tracking system was created more than two decades ago amid multiple crises in the coronavirus pandemic, an economic downfall and protests over police brutality and racial injustice.