Scenes of panic after gunshots at America's largest mall

Panic scenes after gunfire in America's largest mall ;rican


Gunfires caused panic Thursday in the “Mall of America”, the largest shopping center in the country located near Minneapolis (north), before the police announced that the incident, which seems to have caused no casualties, was over. 

The police, who had cordoned off the site, announced at the beginning of the evening that the situation was back to normal. normal, even if the mall remained closed for the evening.

“This is an isolated incident” , tweeted the police of Bloomington, in the suburbs of Minneapolis, specifying that the suspect had “flee” the scene on foot, and that at this stage, “no victim [had] been located”.

The circumstances under which these shots were fired remain unknown at this time.

Images circulating on social media, which could not be immediately authenticated, showed families running out of the gigantic shopping complex, which has no less than 500 stores.

“Please stay in a safe place until security measures are lifted,” mall management tweeted.

Video posted to Twitter appears to show a person screaming into a Nike store. Several shots ring out soon after.

Another video shows frightened families running around carrying children in strollers or pulling them by the hand, while guards patrol the area, their weapons drawn.

A message is heard over the loudspeakers: “be careful, if you are not yet in a safe place, seek shelter immediately”.