Published: Mon, January 14, 2019
Worldwide | By Isabel Fisher

Shooting near Utah mall possibly gang related

Shooting near Utah mall possibly gang related

Dispatch officials confirmed Sunday that police responded to a shooting at Fashion Place Mall in Murray. "You just see this crowd of people pushing each other, running out, trying to find an exit". The male is in critical condition while the female is in serious condition, Bass said.

A witness said the suspects were wearing dark trousers and light-colored hoodies, ABC4 reported.

The shooting could be gang related and there is no danger to the public at this time, Bass said. We are grateful to our security and the quick response of our partners at the Murray Police Department.

KSTU reported that it happened Fashion Place Mall in Murray on Saturday.

Police are now searching nearby neighborhoods, but said there isn't any danger to the public.

Bass told Fox 13 that authorities were looking for three people who fled the mall in light-colored hoodies or sweatshirts and dark trousers. "The shopping center is now closed".

Loren Okuly, an individual outside of Dillard's during the incident, told KSL that he, "saw cops come in from everywhere". "They are now still outstanding". "However, if they see anybody that is suspicious in their area ... please contact the police department".

Catrina Ramos and her daughter Deja Cruz

Police placed the mall on lock down and escorted people out with their hands in the air.

Rebecca Madsen, who was working at a chocolate kiosk in the mall, told the Deseret News that she was also in the back of Claire's. Gunshots are heard in his video, along with his girlfriend crying.

"Right after I started filming, gunshots were right around the corner from me", he told The Associated Press. "Hurry!' People thought it was a fire", she said. "Women and children are getting trampled, especially little kids".

Murray is 6.6 miles (11 kilometers) south of Salt Lake City.

Additional details regarding the nature of the incident were not available at the time of this report.

She added: "Guys running, from like Cheesecake Factory toward Red Rock Brewery with not pistols, but full on assault rifles in their hands".

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