Bloomington police confirmed a shooting occurred inside the mall, but no victims have been found.
BLOOMINGTON, Minnesota — The Mall of America has lifted lockdown following a shooting inside the building.
Bloomington police confirmed a shot was fired inside the mall early Thursday afternoon at 5:40 p.m., and said the suspect fled the mall on foot.
Police secured the scene at the mall, but “no victims were found.”
The north entrance is closed and the mall will remain closed for the rest of the night, according to mall officials. Metro transit service to shopping malls was also canceled during the night.
Bloomington Police confirmed “a large number of officers” were at the scene “working on an active case” inside the mall just before 5pm.
in a subsequent tweetMall of America called it a “confirmed isolated incident” but did not identify the shooting.
Ava Malloy, an Air Traffic Toys employee at the Mall of America, spoke to KARE 11 on the phone during lockdown. “I turned off the lights and everyone was huddled behind something,” Eva said.
“I was working with a customer and all of a sudden people ran into the store, maybe 25 or 30 people, but they were just kidding,” Macy’s employee Brenda Wachero said by phone. I thought it was a child,” he said on the phone. Cover inside the store. “And people were saying, ‘There’s a shooter.'”
KARE 11’s Morgan Wolfe spoke to a woman He said he heard “two gunshots over the DSW.” The woman was allowed out of the mall, but her daughter had to stay inside her during the lockdown, she said.
Wolf talks to a Nike store employee inside the mall and says that a fight started between the two groups of men. One of the men in a white tank top pulled out a gun and fired.
Police: Mall of America blockade lifted after shooting
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