Three people have been shot at Montgomery mall in Bethesda, Maryland, a Washington, DC suburb. The suspect is outstanding, according to police.
Officers responded to the shooting around 11:25 a.m. local time at the Westfield Montgomery mall in Bethesda, Maryland, a wealthy suburb of Washington, DC.
reports of multiple injuries at Montgomery Mall in bethesda
— Horace Holmes (@ABC7Horace) May 06 2016
Preliminary information from police indicates that two males and a female were victims of the shooting, but their status is not clear. The suspect was neither identified nor arrested.
All victims of the shooting appear to be adults, police said.
Westfield Montgomery Mall (Bethesda): Preliminary info: 3 shooting victims: 2 males and 1 female. Suspect outstanding.
— Montgomery Co Police (@mcpnews) May 6, 2016
Montgomery County emergency services arrived at the scene to treat and transport injured victims, according WUSA.
BREAKING shooting incident at Montgomery Mall in Bethesda Md. Police spokesman confirms 1-3 victims. @wusa9
— Bill Starks (@BillStarks) May 6, 2016
The Westfield Montgomery mall is a large and popular shopping destination for the residents of Montgomery County, one of the most educated and affluent counties in the United States.
Nearby Tilden Middle School and Walter Johnson High School were put on “shelter in place” status while the incident was under investigation, WJLA reported.
A second shooting in nearby Silver Spring, Maryland was reported, but there is currently no indication that the events are connected.
Source: RT US