Tuesday, March 21, 2023

Shooting in the middle of an argument causes panic at a shopping center in Virginia

McLean – a shopping center to the north of Virginia Police said there was a shootout scene during a fight and three people were injured while fleeing without any bullets.

Fairfax County Police said police responded to Tyson’s Corner Center Saturday afternoon because of a report of shootings at the location near the nation’s capital, but that it was not the situation of an active armed attacker.

Police said a fight ensued in which a man pulled out a gun and opened fire.

Officials have not yet announced any arrests, but the police chief Kevin Davis He told a news conference that he hoped to share information about those involved with the public soon.

“Know this: We will find, hold, and hold accountable those involved in this fight.” Davis said.

The police colonel said some police officers were already in the shopping center when reports of shots came in and other agents moving in their units were dispatched to the scene. Brian Reilly,

Officers attended as people fled the mall and were trying to determine if anyone was injured and whether there were any suspects or victims.

Reilly said three people taken to local hospitals who suffered injuries while on the run, but no one was shot.

He said the shots took place in a hallway on the second level and investigators found evidence related to the shots and shell casings.

Agents vacated the mall to make sure there were no suspects in the area and assisted those who were hiding. According to the police, the mall remained closed for the entire day and will not reopen till Sunday.

Reilly said detectives review videos from hundreds of mall surveillance cameras to determine what happened.

He said that two groups of at least three people were involved in the fight when the shots were fired.

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