Delaware Police At least one gunman is being sought after five people were injured in a shooting that left three people dead in a shopping center in Christiana late Saturday.
Delaware State Police They said they do not believe the attack was random. Investigators say a fight broke out in the mall’s food court between several suspects and at least one of the victims.
The event was left Three people shot And five others were injured in other ways. Police have not yet confirmed how many suspects they are looking for, although they say there is currently no threat to the public.
One of the shooting victims, Jim Harmon, said he was waiting for his food to be ready when the shooting started.
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“Bam! Bam! Bam!” We heard like seven or eight shots,” Harmon told Action News. Everyone started running.
Harmon’s injuries are not life-threatening, he said.
“I felt something hit my shoulder,” he told the outlet, “not bad, but okay.”
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Many shoppers were told to shelter in stores immediately after the shooting. Officers who first responded to the incident told residents to run, hide, and sweep the building in search of the shooter.
The Christiana Mall in Newark, Delaware is the largest mall in the state and attracts many because of the state’s low sales tax.
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Police left the mall on Saturday evening, and it closed for Easter Sunday. Officials said residents can stop by to pick up any personal property they may have left on the property.
Police are encouraging any residents with information about the shooting to come forward.
Fox News’ Sarah Rump-Whitton contributed to this report.