Shots fired in ‘isolated incident’ at Mall of America; Mall in lockdown – NBC Chicago

Shots were fired at the Mall of America in an “isolated incident” on Thursday afternoon, resulting in a chilling scene for shoppers and the mall being locked down, authorities say.

At around 5:15 p.m., the Mall of America in Bloomington, Minnesota, tweeted that a lockdown had gone into effect due to a “confirmed isolated incident at a tenant space.” In the tweet, people were urged to stay in the nearest safe place until the lockdown is lifted.

In an update around 5:39 p.m., the Bloomington Police Department said shots were fired and its officers secured the scene. After firing shots, the suspect fled the mall on foot, police said.

No victims had been located Thursday evening.

Officers are interviewing witnesses to learn more about what happened, police said.

The Mall of America is in the process of lifting the lockdown, and once it ends, the mall will be closed for the evening, according to authorities.

NBC Chicago

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