A young man was shot in the leg at Destiny USA Mall on Black Friday, a journalist for CNYCentral reported on Twitter.
Crime scene tape going up around the food court area. Mall staff just announced Destiny USA would be closing for the rest of the night. pic.twitter.com/7mguzUYJWE— Tommy CNY (@TommySladek) November 30, 2019
The Syracuse Police Department has confirmed the news.
Confirmed shooting at the Destiny USA mall. One male victim with a gunshot wound to the leg. Non life threatening. Suspect not located . Avoid food court area— Syracuse Police Department (@SyracusePolice) November 30, 2019
Initially, some parts of the mall were on lockdown, but later the police allowed the citizens at the scene to leave.
Witnesses reported people were all in a panic as they heard the gunshot.
People are leaving Destiny USA running and screaming. There was a shooting near the food court & they are evacuating the mall pic.twitter.com/xrDBLIprUI— Trish Kilgannon (@trishkilgannon) November 30, 2019
The shooter has still not been found and the police requested anyone who has information about the suspect to call 911.
While the investigation is underway, Syracuse Police Chief Kenton Buckner assured that "everything is safe now".