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Fatal Shooting at Nordstrom Forces American Christmas Shoppers Into Lockdown

Fatal Shooting at Nordstrom Forces American Christmas Shoppers Into Lockdown

A 19-year-old has reportedly died in the aftermath of an American mall shooting on Friday night, December 23.

Reports had it that the shooting prompted the Mall to immediately go on lockdown.

According to an ABC news report, Bloomington Police Chief Booker Hodges stated that around 7:50 p.m., officers heard gunshots on the first floor of Nordstrom. 16 police officers were working in the mall at the time of the shooting.

Police Chief Hodges had reported that there was a physical altercation just before the shooting began, involving anywhere between 5-9 persons.

Police have yet to arrest anyone in connection to the shooting.

Videos posted on social media platforms revealed shoppers hiding in stores. Some videos show shoppers running for cover after a loud bang is heard. One bystander’s coat was grazed by a bullet.

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The mall has been reopened by 10 a.m. today but the Nordstrom store will remain closed until further notice.

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