Gunfire erupts in shooting at Mall of America

A series of gunshots led to a lockdown at the Mall of America in Minneapolis, Minnesota, on Thursday.

The shooting took place with no one injured or killed, according to authorities.

The situation

“An altercation started inside a Nike store when two groups started arguing, Bloomington Police Chief Booker Hodges said in an evening press conference, adding that one group was exiting the store when one person turned around and fired three shots at the other group,” the Washington Examiner reported.

“No one appears to have been injured in the shooting, Hodges said,” it added.

A celebrity connection

NASCAR driver Kyle Busch and his family were reportedly shopping at the mall when the shooting occurred.

“If you are seeing the news about the [Mall of America], we got out and are safe,” Busch’s wife shared on her Instagram story. “Praying others inside are too.”

Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz released a statement condemning the violence.

“Tonight’s violence at the Mall of America is unacceptable. These brazen incidents will not be tolerated,” he tweeted.

The shooter fled and is still at large as the nation marks yet another public shooting.

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