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Mall of America forced into lockdown after reports of active shooter (VIDEO)

A shopping mall in Minnesota was briefly put into lockdown after shots rang out inside on New Year’s Eve

Two people have been injured in a shooting at The Mall of America in Bloomington, Minnesota. Shoppers were ordered to take shelter inside, as multiple police descended on the building.

The incident unraveled at about 4.30 pm on Friday local time as the mall was full of visitors hunting for presents several hours before the state was to usher in 2022.

Footage from the scene shows officers running towards the entrance, as shoppers flee the scene. Although most evacuees appear to be relatively calm, several people can be heard screaming in the background.


Another clip shows paramedics attending to an apparent victim of the shooting as several onlookers watch.

Police reported that two people suffered non-life-threatening injuries in the incident. One of the male victims was shot in the leg, and the other was a bystander who was grazed by the bullet, police said later. The shooting was preceded by a row between the first male victim and the shooter on the third floor.


As the situation was unfolding, the shoppers had to huddle together in crowded stores.

“Active shooter. Third floor. Safe for now. What a f’d up story for New Year’s Eve. Can’t wait for a drink later tonight,” a witness tweeted.


The lockdown was lifted less than an hour after the incident was reported, with police saying that they no longer look for a suspect inside the mall. It’s unclear if anyone was arrested following the shooting. 01, 2022 at 07:31AM
from RT – Daily news

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