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2 people shot at Valley Plaza Mall in Bakersfield, California

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Two people were injured Monday when a man opened fire at the Valley Plaza Mall in Bakersfield in Southern California, local officials and witnesses say. It is believed to have followed a physical altercation.

The incident happened just after 6 p.m. on Monday when officers were called for a shooting at the mall off State Route 99. Videos on social media showed people fleeing the complex while stores were put on lockdown.

Upon arrival, police found two gunshot victims who were taken to Kern Medical with non-life threatening injuries.

Officials said the incident began as a physical altercation which escalated into a shooting when someone opened fire. As of Monday night, no arrests were made. Anyone with information is asked to call Bakersfield police.

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