Image: Dadeland Mall in Miami
Alan Diaz  /  AP
Police officers stand in front of Dadeland Mall in Miami after Monday's deadly shooting. A witness told of "chaos" in the aftermath of the armed robbery.
updated 12/2/2008 10:41:21 AM ET 2008-12-02T15:41:21

An armored truck company is offering $20,000 for information on two gunmen who shot and killed a guard in a busy suburban Miami mall.

The Dunbar armored truck company named the guard Tuesday as 51-year-old Carlos Alvarado.

Police are still searching for the suspects. Authorities say the attackers fired shots while trying to rob Alvarado inside an Express store at Dadeland Mall.

It's unclear whether the men took any money.

Witnesses heard numerous gunshots and saw shoppers screaming and running through the mall, which is about 15 miles southwest of downtown Miami.

Another person was hurt in the shooting but the person's identity and specific injury have not been released.

Jennie Block, 59, was shopping for clothes when she said she heard about 10 gunshots from a nearby store. "There was screaming and yelling and chaos," she said.  

"We are shocked and saddened by this tragic crime," said Lydia Gilmore, spokeswoman for Simon Property Group, which owns the mall. "Our hearts and prayers go out to the victim."

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