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OKCPD: 1 person shot in isolated incident at Penn Square Mall

Posted at 4:41 PM, Dec 19, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-19 20:54:20-05

OKLAHOMA CITY — Police have confirmed that one person was shot Thursday afternoon at Penn Square Mall in Oklahoma City, saying the incident is not an active shooter situation, according to our news partners at KOCO-TV.

"At this time, we've located one shooting victim from the incident at Penn Square Mall," police officials tweeted. "This appears to be an isolated incident that began as a disturbance between individuals. No suspect description at this time. Officers still working to clear the mall."

Police said that two people got into an argument at a shoe store inside the mall, located near North Pennsylvania Avenue and Northwest Expressway. At some point during the argument, someone pulled out a gun and shot the other person in the chest.

The victim was taken to an area hospital in critical condition.

Police said they are only aware of one shooting victim, but they have urged people to stay away from the mall. According to authorities, this is not an active shooter situation.

Officers are going through the mall in search for the gunman.

Police said they are searching for a male suspect wearing gray sweatpants and red underwear. He was not wearing a shirt.

The man was seen fleeing from the area near Foot Locker, but police said they are not sure where he went from there.

Penn Square Mall has been closed for the rest of Thursday night. Police said the mall will open at 8 a.m. Friday so people who left belongings can come pick them up. Anyone who left their belongings at the mall can call 405-841-2696.

The mall has a no-gun policy.

Oklahoma Highway Patrol officials said the I-44 eastbound and westbound off-ramps to Northwest Expressway will be shut down until further notice.

Thunder team officials say that the team and Thunder employees were at the mall at the time of the shooting. They were at the mall for a movie screening.

"Thunder security was made aware immediately," team officials told KOCO 5. "The team was never in any danger and was safe during the entirety of the event."

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