Arizona shooting: gunman opens fire at shopping mall

A shooting in Arizona took place when a gunman opened fire at shopping mall on Wednesday night.

Shooting took place around 7.25pm local time.

The man took aim at shoppers at the Westgate Entertainment District, an outdoor retail complex northwest of Phoenix.

According to the information from Glendale police information officer Tiffany Ngalula, the incident left one person is in critical condition and two others have injuries that aren’t considered life-threatening.

The suspect

Although authorities have not revealed the name of the suspect, Glendale police spokeswoman Ms Ngalula said the he is in custody. And despite there is not information known about the motive of this event, they believe there are not more suspects involved.

 

“Westgate will continue to work closely with the Glendale Police Department and in-house security to best ensure the safety of our customers, tenants and residents,” the Westgate Entertainment District said in a statement.

The Glendale Police Department asked surrounding businesses and people to shelter in place while authorities searched for additional victims, witnesses or “any other safety issues.”

“With a scene of this magnitude, we are going to take our time with secondary searches,” Ms Ngalula told reporters.

“Westgate will continue to work closely with the Glendale Police Department and in-house security to best ensure the safety of our customers, tenants and residents,” the Westgate Entertainment District said in a statement.

The Glendale Police Department asked surrounding businesses and people to shelter in place while authorities searched for additional victims, witnesses or “any other safety issues.”

Police do not believe there are more suspects involved in the shooting, and no motive is known.

“With a scene of this magnitude, we are going to take our time with secondary searches,” Ms Ngalula told reporters.

“Westgate will continue to work closely with the Glendale Police Department and in-house security to best ensure the safety of our customers, tenants and residents,” the Westgate Entertainment District said in a statement.

The Glendale Police Department asked surrounding businesses and people to shelter in place while authorities searched for additional victims, witnesses or “any other safety issues.”

Police do not believe there are more suspects involved in the shooting, and no motive is known.

“With a scene of this magnitude, we are going to take our time with secondary searches,” Ms Ngalula told reporters.

“Westgate will continue to work closely with the Glendale Police Department and in-house security to best ensure the safety of our customers, tenants and residents,” the Westgate Entertainment District said in a statement.

The Glendale Police Department asked surrounding businesses and people to shelter in place while authorities searched for additional victims, witnesses or “any other safety issues.”

Police do not believe there are more suspects involved in the shooting, and no motive is known.

“With a scene of this magnitude, we are going to take our time with secondary searches,” Ms Ngalula told reporters.

“Westgate will continue to work closely with the Glendale Police Department and in-house security to best ensure the safety of our customers, tenants and residents,” the Westgate Entertainment District said in a statement.

The Glendale Police Department asked surrounding businesses and people to shelter in place while authorities searched for additional victims, witnesses or “any other safety issues.”

Police do not believe there are more suspects involved in the shooting, and no motive is known.

“With a scene of this magnitude, we are going to take our time with secondary searches,” Ms Ngalula told reporters.

“Westgate will continue to work closely with the Glendale Police Department and in-house security to best ensure the safety of our customers, tenants and residents,” the Westgate Entertainment District said in a statement.

Doug Ducey, the governor of Arizona pronounced late on Wednesday in relation to this event and pledged the support of the state to the victims and the community.

“Our hearts and prayers are with the individuals and families impacted tonight, as well as the first responders and police officers who are on the scene,” he said.

Police said that the situation could have been worse, and thanked that “this was not a larger scale tragedy”.

Source: The Independent

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