Southdale Center Edina, Minnesota – Officers are on the scene after receiving a report of shots fired inside or near the Southdale Center mall (10 Southdale Center). Bullet casings and damage have been discovered close to Door 8. While police secure the area and look for any victims, the mall has been placed on partial lockdown. Officers have not located a man who had called 911 to claim that he had been shot and was in the parking lot.
At this moment, there are no verified injuries. A cordon of police officers is in place surrounding the mall. Initial police transmissions indicated that “multiple broken glass areas” had been discovered close to Door 8. Officers were on the scene outside Door 13 with a man who may have been shot, but they now report that the man has no obvious signs of having been shot. They kept looking for witnesses while also securing the area.
Officers have searched the main mall area, but no casualties have been discovered. Around 8:45 p.m., a State Patrol helicopter was flying over Southdale Center inspecting the structure’s exterior. According police radio broadcasts, the mall was emptied by approximately 9 p.m., and visitors were then permitted to leave shortly after. People have been taking refuge inside a number of shops and establishments. Around 9:35 p.m., the perimeter vehicles were being removed from the area.
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CA – ROSEVILLE – On Thursday, a guy evading the police in Northern California kidnapped two people in a park, killed one of them, injured a CHP officer, and then turned himself in, according to officials.
The incidents occurred in the early afternoon in Roseville, a community of roughly 150,000 people northeast of Sacramento, as families played baseball nearby and kids went to camp.
At the hospital, the California Highway Patrol agent’s condition was stable. The names of the two hostages, including the one who passed away, were kept a secret. Unknown was the state of the second captive. They were all adults.
When highway patrol officers attempted to serve the individual with a warrant, the man opened fire, injuring one of them. Around 12:30 p.m., the Roseville Police Department got a radio call informing them that an officer had been shot, according to Capt. Kelby Newton. When they got there, they saw the suspect running while toting a rifle. Then, according to Newton, he took two park visitors hostage and shot both of them.
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