MILPITAS, Calif. - Shoppers and employees at the Great Mall in Milpitas had to shelter in place for hours while police investigated a shooting.
Police have said one person was shot near the Old Navy store. The extent of that person’s injuries is unknown.
With just six days till Christmas, the mall turned into a crime scene after 5 p.m.
For more than four hours, police inspected store by store, searching for a shooter and escorting the retail workers and holiday shoppers to safety in the parking lot. Police said that the scene was "all clear" around 9:30 pm.
There also were "two unrelated medical emergencies during evacuations, which required transportation to a local hospital," the Milpitas police tweeted.
Multiple shoppers took to social media to describe a chaotic scene as people ran through the mall.