Minnesota's Mall of America Put on Lockdown After Shooting Injures Two Shoppers
00:39 GMT 01.01.2022 (Updated: 01:10 GMT 01.01.2022)
© Flickr / CliffMall of America in Bloomington, Minnesota
© Flickr / Cliff
Two people are injured following a shooting late Friday evening at the Mall of America in Bloomington, Minnesota.
According to police, the victims' injuries are not life-threatening and it is not considered an active shooter situation. The shooting occurred around 5 p.m., US central time.
It is believed that the suspects fled the scene and are no longer at the mall. Police are currently searching for suspects. It is unclear if police have taken any suspects into custody.
Police are expected to release more details later.
Some stores went into lockdown, but the entire mall did not. As of 5:45 p.m., local time, the scene was secured and the mall had resumed normal operations.
The Mall of America is reportedly the seventh-largest shopping mall in the world and the largest in the Western hemisphere. The mall claims approximately 40 million visitors annually.