Gunshots Fired At Mall Of America In Minnesota, No Casualties Reported: Police

America's largest mall under lockdown after gunshots: police

Shooting in Mall of America: There were no initial reports of casualties.


America’s largest shopping center was closed on Thursday due to what police described as an “active incident,” with reports of shots being fired, sparking chaos at the massive complex in Minnesota’s midwest.

Images shared on social media – which could not be immediately verified – showed shoppers panicking through the sprawling shopping center in Bloomington, which has more than 500 stores.

“Mall of America is currently closed,” the mall tweeted on its official account, saying there had been a “confirmed isolated incident in a tenant space.”

“Please stay at the nearest safe location until the lockdown is lifted,” the mall wrote.

A video posted to Twitter appears to show a person screaming as he walks into a Nike store. Several shots are then heard.

In a separate video, we see families pushing children in prams, running anxiously through the mall, holding bags of groceries, while guards patrol the property with guns drawn.

A message is heard over a loudspeaker telling shoppers: “Please note: If you are not currently in a safe location, seek shelter immediately.”

Bloomington police tweeted that they were “currently dealing with an active incident in Mall of America” ​​and that “numerous officers are on the scene”.

There were no initial reports of casualties.

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