LANCASTER, Pa. – At least six people suffered non-life-threatening injuries after a shooting at a Pennsylvania mall Sunday afternoon, authorities said.
Update 11:28 p.m. EDT Oct. 17: According to police, several men were arguing inside the Park City Center mall when multiple shots rang out, WPVI-TV reported.
Police confirmed to the TV station that a woman and three men were shot during the incident and that two other women suffered minor injuries while trying to flee the shooting scene.
A spokesperson for the mall issued the following statement to WPVI-TV:
“We are saddened and angered by the unfortunate, isolated incident that happened in our shopping center today. This is a developing investigation, and we need to direct you to our partners at Lancaster PD and PA State Police. We are grateful for their swift action to contain the situation. Our highest priority right now is the well being of our guests and tenants.”
Original report: The Lancaster City Bureau of Police confirmed the shooting at the Park City Center in Lancaster, WTHM reported. Police said there were also multiple people in custody, the television station reported. The mall will remain closed until Monday, WHTM reported.
Lancaster Online reported that multiple ambulances were sent to the mall for gunshot wounds and trampling injuries, according to a dispatch report.
At about 3:15 p.m. EDT, Lancaster police said a “police incident” happened, the Patriot-News of Harrisburg reported.
Lancaster Bureau of Police sent out an alert saying the mall was closed due to a police incident, WGAL reported. Police added there was no immediate threat or danger to the public.
Kevin Young, 68, of Lancaster, was shopping upstairs when he heard shots ring out through the mall.
“There were too many to count,” Young told Lancaster Online. “It was like a lot of firecrackers going off.”
“We are saddened and angered by the unfortunate, isolated incident that happened in our shopping center today,” Brookfield Properties, the owner of the mall, said in a statement to the Patriot-News. “We are grateful for [the police’s] swift action to contain the situation. Our highest priority right now is the well-being of our guests and tenants.”
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