"Tommy, you are like a Pampas breeze that has freed me from the stench of corruption!"
Colonel Cortez

Mall Shootout is a mission in Grand Theft Auto: Vice City given to protagonist Tommy Vercetti by retired army colonel Juan Cortez from his yacht docked in Ocean Bay Marina in Ocean Beach, Vice City.


Cortez hires Tommy to meet a courier, Pierre La Ponce, in the Washington Mall and retrieve some guidance chips that La Ponce should be delivering. Upon getting briefed by Cortez, Tommy makes his way to the mall and meets La Ponce on the second floor of the mall. Unfortunately, the GIGN ambushes the deal before La Ponce can hand over the guidance chips to Tommy. As soon as the GIGN appears, La Ponce makes a dash to some PCJ 600s parked outside, gets on one of them and tries to escape the mall, forcing Tommy to chase him and kill him to retrieve Cortez's merchandise. Upon retrieving the guidance chips, Tommy returns to the Ocean Bay Marina and gives them to Cortez, ending the mission.

Mission Objectives

In order to complete the mission the player must:

  • Meet the courier at the mall.
  • The courier is fleeing with the guidance chips! Don't let him get away!
  • The courier is dead. Grab the guidance chips.
  • Take the guidance chips back to the Colonel.


  • Pierre La Ponce - Killed by Tommy Vercetti for not going through with the deal.
  • GIGN agents - Killed by Tommy Vercetti for ambushing the deal with Pierre La Ponce.

Post Mission Phone Call

  • Mr. Black: Get to the payphone in Vice Point.



Video Walkthroughs


  • Using a sturdier vehicle rather than the provided PCJ 600 would make the chase sequence easier, as the player could simply knock the courier off the bike and run him over.
  • If Pierre reaches and enters the building on the north end of the island, the mission will fail.
  • If the player is fast enough, they can reach the courier before he's even had the chance to get on the PCJ 600, and can thus easily kill him, avoiding the chase sequence.

See Also


  • The song that can be heard playing in the background during the opening cutscene is "Broken Wings" by Mr. Mister. The song is also featured on the in-game radio station Emotion 98.3, and played in the game's opening cutscenes.
  • The French GIGN officers use a unique model which is distinguishable from the regular SWAT models that are seen in wanted levels.
  • If Tommy attacks the contact before approaching him, he will attack Tommy with an Uz-I, but after approaching him the mission will carry on like normal.


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