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Shot fired in Middletown mall, hundreds evacuated

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Middletown, NY- There was havoc in the Galleria at Crystal Run yesterday as large crowds of holiday shoppers fled the mall after a single shot was fired.

Police believe that the firing was an accident, however, they are not certain. A day later, the man who allegedly fired the weapon was still being sought by the authorities. Security camera shows the man in a dark colored hoodie sweatshirt walking with a woman pushing a baby stroller.

A mother and her son received minor lacerations from shards of glass that the bullet ricocheted off of and they were transported to a nearby hospital.

Local SWAT teams, NY State Police and the FBI responded to clear the mall and hundreds of people were evacuated.

 

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Law enforcement outside the mall. PHOTO CRED: Twitter @breaking911

Story by Brendan Walsh