UPDATE: Mall of America secured in Bloomington, Minnesota with no more active shooter

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One person is reported to have been shot inside the Mall of America in Bloomington, Minnesota with an active shooter situation ongoing.

 

UPDATE: Saturday, December 24 at 05:35am

As confirmed by Bloomington Police on its Twitter feed, the Mall of American in Bloomington, Minnesota has been secured and there is no longer a lockdown or active shooter situation.

Their tweet read: “Mall Of America shooting scene has been secured. BPD is working with MOA Security and Hennepin County Crime Lab to process the area. Lockdown of the MOA was recently lifted. Please continue to stay out of the area until further notice. Follow Twitter for additional information”.

A second tweet announced that: “Bloomington Police Chief Booker Hodges will be giving an in-person News Release at the Mall of America about this evening’s shooting at 10:30pm. Members of the media are asked to arrive at the level one east main doors. You will be directed to the staging area”.

Saturday, December 24 at 03:42am

The Mall of America in Bloomington, Minnesota is currently locked down with an active shooter, or shooters, on the premises. One person is reported to have been shot with more injured. Bloomington Police and EMS are at the location.

One person was reportedly found shot and emergency services were administering CPR. No further information was divulged at this time.

Police units responded to reports of shots being fired on the first level of Nordstrom. The incident is believed to involve multiple gunmen and could be gang-related.

This is a breaking news story and we will try to keep you updated as more information becomes available, thank you.

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