NEW YORK, U.S. - The police in New York are still on the look out for the man who opened fire at a crowded mall in suburban Albany, New York on Saturday. The gun shots that were heard ...
• Man opened fire at the Crossgates Mall in New York
• Gunman still missing and police have launched a man hunt
• Two suspects were arrested but later released
NEW YORK, U.S. - The police in New York are still on the look out for the man who opened fire at a crowded mall in suburban Albany, New York on Saturday.
The gun shots that were heard around 2:30 pm on Saturday at the Crossgates Mall, which is one of the largest in New York sent hundreds of terrified shoppers rushing out onto the streets in shock and fear.
Police Chief Carol Lawlor was quoted as saying post the incident that no casualties were recorded in the incident.
Based on statements by witnesses, the police learnt that two possible gun shots were fired near the Apple store on street level of the mall.
The mall was completely evacuated soon after and the police are said to be browsing through the security camera footage to find the perpetrator. So far, report state that police have found footage of one person near the shooting scene who was seen to be wearing a white shirt and a black hoodie.
Even six hours after the shooting, over a 100 officers with assault rifles remained stationed at the mall, fearing that the shooter might still be inside.
State Police Maj. Bill Keeler said that they believed that there was a possible confrontation between two men who fled the scene after the shooting.
Both the men were arrested on Saturday but were later released, and the Guilderland Police Chief Carol Lawlor said that they are looking for one suspect.
While the investigation is still on, the mall management and Lawlor expect the mall to reopen by Sunday.