BREAKING: Mass Shooting in Arizona Mall Several people received bullet wounds
According to the latest information, multiple shots were fired at the shopping center in Glendale on Wednesday evening. Three people were seriously injured, one of the victims was taken to hospital in critical condition.
Police managed to arrest the alleged shooter. Police identified the suspect as 20-year-old Armando Hernandez Jr. According to police reports, the shooter was operating a semi-automatic combat rifle AR-15.
Westgate Entertainment District "will continue to work closely with the Glendale Police Department and in-house security to best ensure the safety of our customers, tenants and residents," the company said in a statement, reports CNN.
As it turned out later Sen. Martin Quezada witnessed the shooting. According to his tweets, he personally saw two victims.
I saw 2 victims with my own eyes. Not sure how many others I saw the shooter. Being told not to say anything else about details 'til I speak to police. I'm ok. Lots of shaken up people.— Sen. Martín Quezada (@SenQuezada29) May 21, 2020
At the moment, all visitors to the shopping center have been evacuated, and the territory is cordoned off. Additional safety measures are being taken.
At the moment, the police do not disclose the details of the incident and does not classify this shooting as a terrorist attack. Arizona Governor, Doug Ducey said he is closely monitoring the situation.