Police sweep New Jersey mall for shooter, no injuries reported

By REUTERS
November 5, 2013 06:52

 
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A person with a gun opened fire on Monday evening in a massive New Jersey shopping mall shortly before closing time, leading police to evacuate the mall and search for the shooter, a county official said. No injuries were reported.

Witnesses said they heard multiple shots seconds apart inside the Garden State Plaza mall in the northern New Jersey town of Paramus, while CNN reported that the shooter had fired at security cameras.

Televised images from outside showed a heavy police presence with dozens of cruisers converging at the mall.

"Multiple gunshots were heard. We believe it is one shooter. I know there is an active shooter near the Nordstrom area," said Jeanne Baratta, Chief of Staff at Bergen County, where the town is located. She added that a police SWAT team was on site.

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