Man fatally shoots self at Scheels in Eden Prairie Center
(KSTP) – All stores at the Eden Prairie Center were placed on lockdown Monday night after a man fatally shot himself at a Scheels department store.
An Eden Prairie police officer on scene told reporters one shot was fired in the Scheels store and a man was found dead. The incident happened just before 7:30 p.m.
Eden Prairie Police Chief Matt Sackett confirmed the man died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound and said this was “an isolated incident."
The lockdown was lifted as of 9:20 p.m., but Scheels remained closed as police collected evidence.
A representative from the Eden Prairie Center said the mall will have normal business hours on Tuesday. Scheels is expected to reopen sometime Tuesday afternoon.
No other details were provided as the investigation is ongoing.