Shooting at Galleria at Crystal Run mall in New York injures 2

PUBLISHED Sun, November 26, 2017 - 3:40pm EST
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Police in New York are at the scene of an accidental shooting at the Galleria at Crystal Run mall near Middletown in Orange County, officials say. Two people have been injured and the mall has been evacuated. (more)

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The incident began at about 3:15 p.m. ET on Sunday when officers were called to reports of shots being fired at or near the American Eagle store, prompting fears of an active shooter. It is now thought to have been an accidental discharge.

Two people suffered injuries when the round hit the floor and ricocheted off of glass. Both victims sustained non-life-threatening injuries, according to police. It was not immediately clear whether anyone had been taken into custody.

"[The Town of Wallkill Police Department] is investigating a possible shooting at the Galleria Mall," police said in a statement. "Police are on scene and controlling the incident. The incident is under investigation. Further information will be released later."

A large number of emergency services, including heavily-armed police officers and multiple ambulances, responded to the scene as a precaution. The mall was initially put on lockdown and some people took shelter in stores, but the mall was eventually evacuated.

The Galleria at Crystal Run shopping mall, which first opened in April 1992, is located in the Town of Wallkill. It is home to more than 100 stores, making it the second-largest mall in New York's Hudson Valley region.

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  Orange County, NY     





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