2 shot outside mall in Salt Lake City suburb



Video by Reuters

MURRAY, Utah (AP) Two people were wounded in a shooting just outside a popular Utah mall Sunday where hundreds of scared shoppers hunkered down until police arrived to evacuate the building.

Two people in their early 20s were shot at about 1:30 p.m. near the southeast entrance to the Fashion Place mall in Murray, a suburb south of Salt Lake City, said Murray Police Officer Kenny Bass. The man was in critical condition while the woman was in serious. Both were treated at a hospital.

Police were looking for three people suspected in the shooting, Bass said. He said the shooting may be gang related.

Shoppers were escorted by police out of the mall holding their hands in the air. The mall is a highly visited shopping center in the heart of the Salt Lake City metro area with stores such as Crate and Barrel, Macy's and Nordstrom.

Bass says no other victims or suspects were found inside the mall.

Al Collins was shopping in Dillard's with his girlfriend when the fire alarm started blaring and someone on a loudspeaker said to evacuate. He started filming with his phone.

"Right after I started filming, gunshots were right around the corner from me," he told The Associated Press. He kept filming as they ran out. Gunshots are heard in his video, along with his girlfriend crying.

"I didn't even really know what was going on. I was pretty sure it was gunshots," he said. "I felt like we couldn't run fast enough to get out of there."

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