BREAKING: Active Shooter Reported At New York Mall
Middletown, NY - An active shooter has been reported at the Galleria at Crystal Run mall in Middletown, according to police scanner traffic.
The police radio indicates at least two victims.
NY State police have confirmed that the American Eagle has been evacuated, and people on social media are reporting that the mall is going into lockdown.
UPDATE: New York State Police have confirmed two victims were injured in American Eagle. We're still working on getting updates on the gunman.
UPDATE: The Galleria Mall shooter is not in custody. No suspect info yet. This does not appear to be an "active shooter" situation at this time.
UPDATE: The shooting was determined to be "accidental" when somebody inadvertently fired their gun inside of American Eagle, ricocheted off of the floor, and struck glass. Two people were injured by the flying glass.
Police statement: “At this time, what we are hearing was that the shooting was an accidental discharge from a firearm. A round hit the floor then ricocheted off of glass injuring people. People have minor injuries from the glass shards, AND NO FATALITIES HAVE BEEN REPORTED AT THIS TIME. No one can confirm an active shooter entering or exiting the mall. The Galleria has been placed on lock down as normal protocol and police are still investigating at this time. Again, reports are still unconfirmed and we will update you as soon as we get more information available. Thank you”
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