1 injured in Black Friday shooting at Washington state mall

Authorities say shots were fired near a food court at a shopping mall in Tacoma, Washington.
Authorities say shots were fired near a food court at a shopping mall in Tacoma, Washington.(Source: Gray News)
Published: Nov. 26, 2021 at 10:33 PM CST|Updated: Nov. 27, 2021 at 4:01 PM CST
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TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — Gunshots rang out on Black Friday inside a packed Washington state mall, injuring one person as hundreds of other shoppers hid inside stores.

Police in Washington state are investigating. As of Saturday afternoon, no arrests had been reported in the previous night’s shooting at the Tacoma Mall, south of Seattle.

The shooting began just after 7 p.m. Friday near the mall’s food court. A spokesperson for the Tacoma Police Department said two off duty officers working at the mall quickly called in that shots had been fired.

KOMO reports that officers working in the mall saw a small group that got into a dispute and escalated with gunfire. The suspects fled the mall.

One person was injured in the shooting.

Tacoma police say the person shot was taken to a hospital with serious injuries. It’s unclear what condition the injured person was in as of Saturday.

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