UPDATE: Mall of America suspected gunman arrested after getting a haircut

UPDATE: Mall of America reported secured with gunman escaping the scene

BREAKING: Mall of America in Minnesota locked down with active shooter reported

Bloomington Police have arrested the suspect wanted in connection with the shooting incident at the Mall of America in Minnesota.

UPDATE: Saturday, August 13 at 2;24am

A man suspected of being the individual who fired shots inside the Mall of America last Friday, August 5, has finally been taken into custody at Chicago’s Cook County Jail this Thursday, August 11.

As reported by Bloomington Police Chief Booker Hodges, 21-year-old Shamar Lark, was arrested along with his 23-year-old accomplice, Rashad May. The two had been spotted exiting a barber shop in Chicago after going for a haircut. A search of their vehicle also uncovered a firearm.

‘Mr May and Mr Lark displayed a complete lack of respect for humanity and fired off rounds into the crowded Nike store at the Mall of America’, said Chief Hodges. The two detainees will now be extradited to Minnesota.

UPDATE: Friday, August 5 at 1:47am

Bloomington Police have reported that they have secured the incident that occurred at the Mall of America. They confirmed that shots were fired and that the gunman managed to escape the building on foot. There are no confirmed victims at this time, and officers are interviewing witnesses.

Friday, August 5 at 1:26am

The Mall of America in Bloomington, Minnesota is this evening, Thursday, August 4, currently locked down, according to reports on Twitter. A confirmed isolated incident has apparently occurred in a tenant space involving reports of an active shooter.

In a tweet from the Mall, citizens are being advised to remain in the closest secure location until the lockdown has been lifted. 

Bloomington Police department has confirmed that they have a large number of officers at the scene.

This is a breaking news story, we will try to keep you updated, thank you.


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