Shooting Near Nordstrom Sees Multiple People Gunned Down Inside Mall
"For a second I thought, 'There is no way this is actually happening.' I thought they were fireworks," said a shopper who hid in a storage closet.The Oak Brook Police Department said in a press release that the incident occurred at about 5:44 p.m. local time "on the second floor in the Nordstrom wing, near Ann Taylor at Oakbrook Center.
Two people were injured in a shooting on New Year’s Eve at the Mall of America, prompting a short evacuation of the entire Minneapolis complex, police said.
Cops said an altercation between two men led to at least one gunshot, which hit one man in the leg and grazed a bystander, local ABC affiliate KSTP reported. © Alex Kormann Bloomington Police vehicles are parked outside of the Mall of America following a shooting, Friday, Dec. 31, in Bloomington, Minn.
Bloomington Police vehicles are parked outside of the Mall of America following a shooting, Friday, Dec. 31, in Bloomington, Minn. (Alex Kormann/)
The man who was shot in the leg was treated at a local hospital, according to KTSP. His injuries were not life-threatening, cops said.
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The grazed man was treated at the mall and went about his day.
Police were still searching for the suspect as of New Year’s Day. No arrests had been made, and a description of the shooter was not released to the public. © Provided by New York Daily News People wait near an exit to be picked up from the Mall of America following a shooting, Friday, Dec. 31, in Bloomington, Minn.
People wait near an exit to be picked up from the Mall of America following a shooting, Friday, Dec. 31, in Bloomington, Minn. (Alex Kormann/)
Shoppers at the crowded megamall were sent scrambling amid the gunfire, with many seeking shelter in locked stores and behind bathroom doors.
The gunfire happened around 5 p.m., the Minneapolis Star Tribune reported. The mall was scheduled to close at 6 p.m., so it never reopened Friday. However, public transit to the mall restarted around 5:45 p.m.
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