2 injured after shooting at Mall of America; police say mall secured, investigation ongoing

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Two people are injured after a shooting late Friday afternoon at Mall of America.

Bloomington Police confirmed that two people had been shot.The victims’ injuries were non-life-threatening, according to police. Officers are no longer looking for the suspect at the Mall of America.

In a press conference shortly after 6:30 p.m., Deputy Chief Kim Clausen said that there were already extra patrols in place at the mall due to holiday shopping.

At about 5 p.m., one officer patrolling near the north side of the third floor heard a single shot fired and immediately alerted mall security. Within a minute, Clausen said, the mall went into lockdown and police found a male with a gunshot wound to the leg. Officers provided aid until he was taken by Allina paramedics to Hennepin County Medical Center.

Clausen said an "altercation" between two males resulted in one shooting the other.

There was a second victim who was "probably grazed" by a bullet and treated on the scene, Clausen said. No one else was hurt.

(ABC 6 News) – The Mall of America in Bloomington is currently on lockdown.

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