Two mall shootings, one in North Charleston, South Carolina, and another in Phoenix left approximately four persons injured and one other dead on Valentines Day, reports say.
The police spokesperson Sgt. Andy Williams said, “In Phoenix, the police department responded to reports of a shooting about 1 p.m. at a retail shop inside Desert Sky Mall. Authorities found two men with gunshot injuries.”
Andy said an initial investigation indicated a fight between a customer and a retail employee before the shooting. Both men armed themselves and fired shots at each other, according to Andy.
Andy said the police took the two men to the nearest hospital with serious injuries, and a young man, probably a teenager, later died. The authorities are not yet certain of his role in the shooting.
The suspects ran away from the scene before police arrived.
Jairo Dinar was shopping with his family at the firing time; he told the New York Times Sunday.
“We hear two or three shots… I see everybody is running all over and pushing each other to make a big scene. I hear glass shattering, but I’m not certain what was going on. My first instinct was to get out of there and save as many lives as we can,” Jairo said.
A probe into the shooting is going on. The authorities are searching for a criminal accused of injuring three people inside Northwoods Mall. One of the victims was in serious condition, while two of them had non-life-threatening, minor injuries, reports say.