Police have started an investigation after a man unintentionally discharged a gun at the Arundel Mills Mall on Saturday afternoon. Around 3:30 pm, a report of gunfire prompted the Anne Arundel County Police Department to go to the Hanover mall on Arundel Mills Circle. When the police came, they discovered shoppers running from the mall in a panic.
Mall security and police worked to shut down and evacuate the shopping centre.
A person mistakenly discharged a firearm in the food court, according to an early examination and analysis of camera footage. According to the police, it was obvious from the footage that the discharge had no criminal intent. Additionally, nobody was ever in range of the gun.
The authorities are attempting to locate and identify the individual who is thought to have accidentally discharged the weapon. According to authorities, two people attempted to flee the mall in a panic but only received minor injuries. No one was shot, however. One of the injuries was at least one to the wrist, most likely brought on by a fall.
#PoliceActivity -Officers on scene for a shots heard call at Arundel Mills Malls. Prelim investigation-review of video reveals a male subject accidentally discharge a firearm in the food court. No injuries from the discharge. Police currently on scene investigating. @AACOPD
— Anne Arundel County Police Department (@AACOPD) October 1, 2022
“Today, we witnessed the results of having more guns in our neighbourhoods. Families eating in the food court at Arundel Mills were terrified that they may become the newest casualties of a mass shooting “Steuart Pittman, the executive of Anne Arundel County, stated in a statement on Saturday.
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“People ran away, people were harmed, and it was all because a gunshot rang out in a busy public area. No one should have to experience what you did today, thus my heart goes out to everyone who was there for the tragedy.”