On Friday, a shooting at the Mall of America resulted in the death of a teenager. Everyone in the shopping centre was terrified after the incident at Nordstrom.
BREAKING: Mall of America has been locked down after a reported shooting. This video from Nordstrom, posted by Jovonta Patton to his verified social media feeds, shows the moment the shots rang out. @KARE11 pic.twitter.com/aBQkwRwOZt
— Danny Spewak (@DannySpewak) December 24, 2022
This was the third gunshot incident recorded at the Mall of America. Additionally, a total lockdown was implemented for 30 minutes.
The Minnesota Police instituted a lockdown in August of this month after reported gunfire at a retail centre outside Minneapolis sent some customers screaming for cover. Additionally, two individuals were injured on New Year’s Eve last year during what appeared to be a fight.
The police announced that the search for the suspect was ongoing and issued a warning that anyone who aided the suspect would face serious consequences.
The teenager’s killing’s motive is yet unknown, according to police, who noted that their investigation is ongoing. It is anticipated that the gunman and the victim have a contentious past that led to the violent act.
After several criminal acts inside the mall were documented, the incident generated many concerns about the security administration of the Mall of America, located in suburban Minneapolis.
A five-year-old kid was thrown from a third-floor balcony two weeks ago by a person with a long history of causing trouble in public areas. The youngster suffered a major injury, but neither his parents nor Mall of America management was informed of any changes in his condition.
Following the event, the mall’s administration asserts that security measures have been tightened and that firearms are no longer permitted inside the structure.
Still, a shooter killed a 19-year-old teenager inside the mall on Friday before fleeing the scene.
Christmas holidays are taking place, and many people are visiting these malls, shops, and other public locations. To guarantee the safety of other people and to stop additional criminal incidents in the coming days, the security personnel assigned to these locations must thoroughly inspect every person entering the building.