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Woodland Hills Mall releases statement on shots fired incident

Posted at 7:44 AM, Dec 04, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-04 15:34:02-05

Tulsa's Woodland Hills Mall released a Statement Tuesday about the shots fired incident that happened in the mall's parking lot Monday night.

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The statement reads:

"Nothing is more important to us than the safety of our shoppers and employees. We are grateful for the swift response by our security team and the Tulsa Police Department, and for the fact that no one was injured during this incident in our parking lot. As this is now a police matter, all further inquiries should be directed to the Tulsa Police Department."

- Mall officials said

It all started with a disturbance in the mall about 8 p.m., and three young men were escorted out by security, according to TPD Sgt. Mark Watson. 

Once outside, the boys split up, so security continued to keep an eye on them in the parking lot. Watson said one of the officers drove his vehicle around to a berm along 71st Street where one of the teens was standing. That's when he pulled out a gun and fired three or four rounds at the guard, hitting only his vehicle, Watson said. 

Police said they are searching for a suspect - who is described as between the ages of 16 to 18-years-old and was last seen wearing a light colored hooded sweatshirt and blue jeans.

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