Update: Hours after the Galleria shooting took place Tuesday evening, Dallas Police confirmed that two males, in their teens or early 20s, started an altercation that resulted in one shooting the other in the food court right before 6:45 p.m.
The two men seemed to know each other, police spokeswoman Melinda Gutierrez told the Dallas Morning News. The incident was not an active-shooter circumstance, she said. No one else was injured.
The shooter fled the scene and was still at large Tuesday evening, Gutierrez said. The mall went into temporary lockdown while police tried to locate the gunman, and officers helped evacuate frazzled shoppers.
Hannah DeClerk told the publication that she was shopping in Bath & Body Works on the second floor and heard around five or six gunshots fired near Nordstrom. She left the store through a back stairwell. “You could smell the gunpowder,” she recalled as she heard people screaming.
Dallas police confirmed a shooting at Galleria Mall Tuesday evening. There have been reports of shots near Nordstrom on the third floor. One person was injured and transported to Parkland Hospital. Police are searching for a gunman.
Shooting (Dallas) Multiple Dallas PD are investigating a possible shooting at the Galleria Mall, 13300 Dallas Parkway. Heavy police activity. Please avoid the mall at this time. Details will be published when released by officials.
— DFW Scanner (@DFWscanner) June 17, 2020
The mall is located near the I-635 and the Dallas North Tollway intersection.
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