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Thu Aug 4, 2022, 06:18 PM

Police: No victim found in shooting at Mall of America

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Source: AP

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (AP) — Someone fired shots Thursday at the Mall of America in suburban Minneapolis, sending shoppers running for cover, but police said they did not immediately find a victim. Bloomington police also said they were still searching for a suspect after securing the scene shortly before 6 p.m. They said a lockdown that had forced some shoppers to shelter in place, while others fled, was in the process of being lifted, but that the mall would not reopen Thursday.

Video posted to social media showed what appeared to be a man shouting as he walked near the complex’s Nike store, with at least three apparent gunshots. The mall, which opened in 1992, is the largest in the U.S. and is a tourist destination and community gathering spot.
Video posted online showed shoppers fleeing from the amusement park at the interior on the giant mall’s ground level, holding their children’s hands and clutching their bags.

Still other video showed a pair of police officers, including one with a rifle, moving through the mall, and people walking quickly away from the mall’s large interior atrium area. Trent Turner, a salesman at a DSW shoe store one level below the Nike store, said he was near the back when he heard gunshots. “Then I saw everyone stampeding toward the back,” he said.

One woman tweeted that she was shopping for clothes for high school senior pictures with her 17-year-old daughter when the store manager told them to “move as far back as possible.” The woman said she was in a fitting room with her daughter. Another person posted video of dozens of people said to be gathered in the basement as warnings to “please shelter immediately” repeated over mall speakers.

Read more: https://www.weau.com/2022/08/04/minnesotas-mall-america-locked-down-active-incident-police-say/



Source change. Last CNN update, headline, and link -

Mall of America will remain closed after lockdown lifted

(CNN) A lockdown has been lifted at the Mall of America after shots were fired in an isolated incident, according to a tweet from Bloomington Police.

The suspect fled the mall on foot and officers are interviewing witnesses, according to the tweet.

A victim has not yet been located or identified, police said.

The mall will be closed for the evening, Bloomington police said in a tweet.

This is a developing story and will be updated.


https://www.cnn.com/2022/08/04/us/mall-of-america-active-incident/index.html



Updated status from police -




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We are currently working an active incident inside Mall of America on the northwest side. Numerous officers are on scene. We will update when we have more information.
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We have secured the scene at the Mall of America and can confirm that shots were fired. This is an isolated incident. The suspect fled the MOA on foot and officers are in the process of interviewing witnesses. At this time we have not located a victim.
6:39 PM · Aug 4, 2022






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We are currently working an active incident inside Mall of America on the northwest side. Numerous officers are on scene. We will update when we have more information.
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Mall of America is in the prcess of lifting the lockdown.
6:40 PM · Aug 4, 2022





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Once the lockdown is lifted at the Mall Of America the mall will be closed for the evening.
6:45 PM · Aug 4, 2022


Tweet linked in the earlier breaking blurb -




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We are currently working an active incident inside Mall of America on the northwest side. Numerous officers are on scene. We will update when we have more information.
5:51 PM · Aug 4, 2022


Previous update and headline -

Police responding to 'active incident' inside Mall of America

(CNN) Police are working an active incident in the northwest side of the Mall of America, according to a tweet from Bloomington Police.

The mall is currently under lockdown due to a confirmed isolated incident in a tenant space, according to a tweet from the mall.

People inside the mall have been asked to remain in the closest secure location until the lockdown is lifted, the tweet says.

Numerous officers are on scene, according to Bloomington police.

This is a developing story and will be updated.


Original article - interim update posted -

Police responding to 'active incident' inside Mall of America

(CNN) Police are working an active incident in the northwest side of the Mall of America, according to a tweet from Bloomington Police.

Numerous officers are on scene, according to Bloomington police.

No further information has been made available.

This is a developing story and will be updated.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Thu Aug 4, 2022, 06:22 PM

1. I don't think anyone can pay me enough money to go out to a mall

concert, sporting event…hell, even shopping we are doing curbside thanks to Covid and gun nuts.

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Response to AllyCat (Reply #1)

Thu Aug 4, 2022, 06:25 PM

2. Same here

It is getting too "Mad Max" like out there.

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Response to AllyCat (Reply #1)

Thu Aug 4, 2022, 06:26 PM

3. You are smart. It sucks but you're being safe. It's insanity taking over civil society.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Thu Aug 4, 2022, 06:27 PM

4. I was going to take my 12 yr old daughter there this weekend

We usually go once a week just to walk around, have a coffee and chit chat. Yikes.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Thu Aug 4, 2022, 06:28 PM

5. The MAGAmall

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Thu Aug 4, 2022, 06:29 PM

6. Tweet from someone on the scene


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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Thu Aug 4, 2022, 06:31 PM

7. Tweet with video of the shooter.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Thu Aug 4, 2022, 06:39 PM

8. From Rebecca Brannon's (the poster of the video above) pinned tweet:

After 27 million impressions on Twitter in 2021, this year led to appearances on Fox News & Newsmax with footage I’ve captured being published in Raw Story, The Blaze, Daily Caller, Breitbart, Yahoo News, Daily Mail, New York Post, Newsweek & many others...


In other words, right wing media.

And given the close-up video, I expect to hear "Antifa" in some Repugh comment about this.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Thu Aug 4, 2022, 07:20 PM

9. Just another responsible gun owner brought to you by the NRA!

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Thu Aug 4, 2022, 07:43 PM

10. More 2nd amendment colateral economic damage

A 'well organized militia' (Gorilla tactics) could create considerable economic damage with their less than well regulated munitions.

Could it be that America will ultimately be saved from the 2nd amendment-dudes by unaffordable rising insurance costs.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Thu Aug 4, 2022, 08:15 PM

11. Sadly, this is one of the most American things that has ever happened.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Thu Aug 4, 2022, 09:32 PM

12. I wonder if this was a setup ....

You have what appears to be a RW-linked videographer who got footage of the guy (who, of course, is African-American), and then he escapes. Sounds strange to me.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Fri Aug 5, 2022, 01:01 PM

13. We're developing a new American skill

Detecting gun fire and avoiding it.

What a fucken world!

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