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There are no casualties reported after shooting at Mall of America

In Bloomington, Minnesota, after shots were fired on Thursday, a lockdown was imposed at the Mall of America. Law enforcement responded to the scene at around 4:15 p.m. local time, Bloomington Police Chief Booker Hodges said at a press conference Thursday.

“Instead of walking away [from the conflict], they decided to demonstrate a complete lack of respect for human life,” Hodges said. “They decided to fire multiple rounds into a store with people.”

A conflict between two groups at the cash registers inside Nike store may have sparked the shooting, police called it an "isolated dispute." Police said one of the groups left, then returned and one person pulled a gun and fired shots.

The two individuals involved in the shooting then fled to a different location on foot, police said, and law enforcement officials responded to that location at Best Western hotel on Killebrew Drive, on the south side of the mall but the search did not result in any arrests.

5 August 2022


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