Shoppers evacuated after reports of shots fired at NY mall

Galleria at Crystal Run mall in Middletown

Galleria at Crystal Run mall in Middletown

At least two people were injured after reports of an active shooter prompted an upstate NY mall to evacuate Sunday afternoon. They say the shooting happened inside an American Eagle.

Wallkill Police Chief Robert Hertman said in a news conference Sunday evening that a single shot was sacked inside the mall outside the American Eagle Outfitters store around 3 p.m.

A 49-year-old woman and her 12-year-old son suffered minor injuries, possibly from bullet fragments hitting their legs, according to CBS New York.

The entire mall was closed and on lockdown as of 5 p.m. Police would not confirm reports of an active shooter, but said, "Officers are at the mall and they are handling the situation". It is not clear if the two were injured by gunshots or another way.

Hertman said they did not yet know whether the gun was shot accidentally or intentionally.

People on scene tweeted the Galleria Mall has been evacuated.

The person who fired the shot is not in custody, Hertman said.

This is a developing story and will be updated.

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