A shooting by JCPenney sees several people shot dead inside the mall


A shooting by JCPenney sees several people shot dead inside the mall

According to police, at least six people were injured after a gunman opened fire at a JCPenny store in a Pennsylvania shopping mall.

The Lancaster City Police Office said the shooting occurred at 3:11 p.m. On Sunday after several men were seen arguing inside the JCPenney Suite at the Park City Center Mall.

In a statement published on Sunday evening, police said: "One of them was armed with a pistol during the incident, and several shots were fired. Four people (three males and one woman) were treated for gunshot wounds. Serious injuries and two women sustained minor injuries while trying to flee the area."

"Investigators are processing the scene for clues and collecting video footage from surveillance cameras as well as personal video recorded by people who were in the mall," he added.

Investigators continue to question the staff and other witnesses who were present at the time of the shooting.

An LCBP spokesperson confirmed that the investigation was in its early stages and that police were working to establish "what led to the original altercation and subsequent shooting."

Footage posted on Facebook showed several ambulances and police arriving outside the mall shortly after the shooting.

A Park City Center commercial spokesperson told ABC6 Action News: "We are saddened and outraged by the unfortunate and isolated incident that occurred at our shopping center today.

"This is an investigation in progress, and we need to direct you to our partners Lancaster PD and PA State Police. 

Hana Ali, the owner of Tabarak International Foods, told ABC6 Action News that she heard the shooting and that one of the bullets hit her store.

She added, "It was terrifying, and then we went to the back, and we were hiding. He would grab a gun and put it between his legs and the three of them.

"And then it was so strong that they couldn't get it, so they got away from it. He took the gun and shot one of them."

Anyone with information is asked to call 3301-717735. Newsweek has contacted LCBP for comment.

A there have been 29 mass shootings in Pennsylvania so far this year. At least four people have been injured.

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