Mall of America reopens Friday, police seeking shooting suspects

The Mall of America in Bloomington reopened Friday morning after a shooting incident sent the mall into lockdown Thursday evening.

Bloomington Police Chief Booker Hodges said the incident started as a fight between two groups at the Nike store cash register around 4:15 p.m. One group left, but someone armed with a handgun circled back to fire at least three shots at the store before running away.

Law enforcement placed Mall of America on lockdown shortly after the shots were fired. Bloomington police then lifted the lockdown around 5:40 p.m., announcing that the area had been secured.

No injuries were reported as a result of the incident.

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Police said they are continuing to search for two young adult suspects as well as a handgun used during the incident.

Anyone with information is asked to call 952-563-4900.

The mall reopened at 10 a.m. Friday.

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