Man Shot At New Jersey Shopping Mall, Chaos Erupts On Black Friday

Man Shot At New Jersey Shopping Mall, Chaos Erupts On Black Friday
Man wounded in shooting inside N.J. mall at the end of Black Friday
A shooting at The Mills at Jersey Gardens in Elizabeth wounded a man Friday evening during the waning hours of Black Friday.

Elizabeth Mayor Chris Bollwage said a male was shot in the wrist while in a hallway between the Tommy Hilfiger and Marshalls stores. The shooting occurred shortly after 8 p.m.

The mall had seen 25,000 shoppers over the course of the busy retail day, local media reported. “It was an isolated incident,” Lieutenant Todd Kelly of the Elizabeth Police Department told AFP. “A male was shot in the wrist in the hallway of the Jersey Gardens Mall, between the Tommy Hilfiger and Marshalls Store. “We have not apprehended a suspect, and the victim is not cooperating on identifying the suspect. The mall is secure and evacuated at this point,” Kelly said. Disputes between shoppers scouring for bargains on Black Friday often result in violence. Eleven Americans have been killed and 116 injured on the day since 2006, according to the website Blackfridaydeathcount.com. 

“No suspect has been apprehended and the victim is not cooperating on identifying the suspect,” the mayor said in a Facebook post. “Police are reviewing camera footage. The mall has been evacuated and all shoppers are out. No one is in danger at the moment.”

New Jersey: A man was shot in the wrist after a fight at a crowded New Jersey mall on Black Friday, police said, sparking panic on the busiest shopping day of the year. It was not immediately clear what the motive behind the shooting was as the victim was refusing to cooperate, but the gunshot led to the evacuation of the Jersey Gardens mall as police converged on the scene. Videos posted on social media showed shoppers taking cover, while others were being urged to “get down.” Some took to Twitter to say they thought they were under attack by an active shooter.

Elizabeth police said earlier they they were responding to two medical calls at the shopping center, commonly called Jersey Gardens mall. Police said they would have more information later in the evening.

(NBC) ELIZABETH, N.J. (18 NEWS) – Chaos at a busy mall in New Jersey on Friday night. A fight ended with a shooting and thousands of Black Friday shoppers running for safety.  

Shooting at New Jersey mall sparks chaos on Black Friday

Shoppers who posted on social media during the incident described chaotic scenes in some areas as people took cover in stores or fled the shopping center on Kapkowski Road just east of the New Jersey Turnpike.

Video: Shooting At New Jersey Mall Sparks Panic As Shoppers Hide, Dash To Exit

The mayor said the center has been opened since 10 a.m. on Thanksgiving and had served 25,000 shoppers. It was scheduled to close at 10 p.m. Friday.

The mall, operated by the mall giant Simon, bills itself as New Jerseys largest outlet and value retail center with over 200 stores all under one roof. The Tommy Hilfiger store is the largest in the country, the malls website says.  

There was a shooting at Jersey Garden Mall. This video doesnt show anything but I hope people on lock down get to leave soon.. pic.twitter.com/Jg2h943EIe

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Video: Suspect Sought After Mall Shooting, Evacuation

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Mobile phone footage from the scene shows terrified shoppers fleeing for their lives or ducking to the floor, while a man yells: “Get down!”

A man was shot in the wrist at a New Jersey mall crowded with Black Friday shoppers and police evacuated the building as they tried to find the shooter.

Tweeting pictures from the scene, he said: “Everyone is being evacuated and there are some still too afraid to leave the stores.”

Police received reports of shots fired at the Mills at Jersey Gardens mall in Elizabeth, New Jersey, around 8 p.m. on Friday, said Lieutenant Todd Kelly of the Elizabeth Police Department.

A video taken from inside one of the stores and shared on the Citizen app shows shoppers hurriedly leaving the mall. The man recording the video can be heard saying he doesn't want to leave the store and risk getting shot.

Video: Pandemonium Reported At New Jersey Shopping Mall

1 injured, gunman at-large after shooting at New Jersey mall

“We have not been able to apprehend the suspect at this time,” Kelly said, adding that the injured man would not cooperate with police.

Video: Pandemonium Reported At New Jersey Shopping Mall

Shooting at Jersey Gardens: Man hurt, mall evacuated

Black Friday is one of the busiest U.S. shopping days of the year and 25,000 people had passed through the mall since it opened at 10 a.m. on Thursday, said Elizabeth Mayor Chris Bollwage.

A man was shot in the wrist at The Mills at Jersey Gardens Friday evening, according to the office of the mayor of Elizabeth.

“The mall has been evacuated and all shoppers are out. No one is in danger at the moment,” Bollwage tweeted.

Shopper Junior Vallejo said he heard one shot while he was with his family at the mall. He posted images on twitter of people peering out of a storefront that had gone into lockdown.

“Everyone is being evacuated and there are some still too afraid to leave the stores,” Vallejo said from the mall. “Everyone is panicking and crying.”

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Loes Zaitsev posted a video of police cars outside the mall as crowds of people ran away from the building clutching children and shopping bags.

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