An American Eagle store located at the Galleria at Crystal Run mall in New York had been evacuated because of an active shooter.
The incident began at about 3:15 p.m. ET on Sunday, November 26. According to witnesses, there was a large police response to the scene.
According to initial reports, there had been two gunshot victims, with the mall being held on lockdown. At this time, a motive for the shooting is not known. Reportedly, it is unclear at this time if this is an isolated incident.
UPDATE: The Woodbury Police Department later released a statement assuring that it is believed that shooting was caused by an accidental firearm discharge. The round hit the floor, then hit nearby glass and hurt the two people who were reported injured, in a statement on Facebook. At this time, however, it has been said that the reports were unconfirmed:
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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Middletown | Orange | Galleria Mall | 2 Patients with gun shot wounds near Hollister | Sheriff SOG responding
— NYS EMERGENCY (@NYSEMERGENCY) November 26, 2017
Just had to evacuate from Middletown Galleria mall do to active shooter situation
— big exotics (@SafeBoating) November 26, 2017
— Nadia Galindo (@NadiaGalindoTV) November 26, 2017
So…the Galleria Mall in NY is being evacuated. Porque?
— Some Hispanic Guy (@somehispanicguy) November 26, 2017
As this story is breaking, more information will be updated as made available.