1 injured in Black Friday shooting at Washington state mall


An officer guards an entrance to the Tacoma Mall, late Friday, Nov. 26, 2021, in Tacoma, Wash. Gunshots rang out in the shopping center earlier in the evening with one person being shot. (Craig Sailor/The News Tribune via AP)

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — Gunshots rang out on Black Friday inside a packed Washington state mall, injuring one person as hundreds of other shoppers hid inside stores. KOMO reports that officers working in the mall saw a small group that got into a dispute and escalated with gunfire.

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The suspects fled the mall. As of Saturday morning, there have been no reported arrests. Authorities said the shooting in Tacoma, south of Seattle, was reported just after 7 p.m. on Friday near the mall’s food court. Tacoma police say the person shot was taken to a hospital with serious injuries.

It’s unclear what condition the injured person was in as of Saturday.

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