3 suspects at large after Utah mall shooting that injured 2
Cara MacDonald, KSL.com
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MURRAY, Utah (KSL.com) — Three suspects are still at large after a shooting at Fashion Place mall that injured two people Sunday afternoon, police said.
A man in his 20s was critically injured in the incident, and a woman was seriously injured, according to Murray police officer Kenny Bass. The two victims were transported to Intermountain Medical Center. It is unclear if the victims knew each other.
Bass said there are three suspects who are still at large. The suspects have not yet been identified and specific details about them were not released, but Bass said they were wearing dark pants and light colored sweatshirts. It was not known if the suspects left the scene on foot or in a vehicle.
Police believe the shooting was possibly gang related. Any details about a potential connection between the victims and shooters was not immediately released Sunday.
It is still unclear how many shots were fired during the shooting, but it occurred outside on the east side of the mall, Bass said. He said it didn’t appear to be an “active shooter” situation.
We are very saddened by the incident that happened outside our shopping center this afternoon. We are grateful to our security and the quick response of our partners at the Murray Police Department.
— Fashion Place (@FashionPlcMall) January 13, 2019
Police are currently searching nearby neighborhoods, but said there isn’t any danger to the public.
Multiple agencies responded to the shooting including from West Jordan, Salt Lake City, Herriman, Sandy and others, according to KSL Newsradio’s Kira Hoffemeyer.
Rep. Carol Spackman-Moss, D-Holladay tweeted she was in the mall at the time and that the mall, located at 6191 S. State St., was evacuated. Bass said employees and mall patrons would likely be able to return to the mall to retrieve personal items about 4 p.m.
Taqueria 27 reported on Twitter that their Fashion Place location will be closed for the rest of the day, but that all of their employees and customers are safe and have left the premises.
Loren Okuly, an individual outside of Dillard’s during the incident, told KSL that he, “saw cops come in from everywhere.” He also mentioned having seen police running towards Red Rock Brewing Company holding assault rifles.
This article was originally published by KSL.com. It is used here with permission.