“그들은 인간의 생명에 대한 존중이 완전히 결여되어 있음을 보여주기로 결정했습니다.,” 부커 호지 블루밍턴 경찰서장은 목요일 저녁 기자회견에서 말했다.. “They decided to fire multiple rounds into a store with people.”
No one was struck by the gunfire and the suspects fled the mall, which remained closed through Thursday evening following a lockdown.
One video of the altercation showed a man yelling outside a Nike store on the second level before firing what sounded like multiple gunshots.
A Bloomington police officer was on the scene within 30 seconds of the gunfire. Several officers could be seen patrolling the mall with rifles after the shooting as a PA system instructed shoppers to seek shelter.
앤디 파라스, the news director for Fox 55 Fort Wayne, posted videos showing the chaotic scene, saying that a woman had to block the entrance to make sure no one else entered the mall.
“Tonight’s violence at the Mall of America is unacceptable. These brazen incidents will not be tolerated,” 미네소타 정부. 팀 왈츠 트윗. “We are committed to maintaining an unprecedented state law enforcement presence in the Twin Cities until we put a stop to this rise in crime.”