GUILDERLAND, N.Y. (NEWS10) — Several police agencies responded to Crossgates Mall Wednesday afternoon for reports of shots fired.
The reports came in to the Guilderland Police Department around 4:15 p.m. Multiple police departments were inside the mall, and New York State Police closed the ramp to Crossgates Boulevard.
A few people spoke to NEWS10 ABC and said it was very chaotic inside the mall. Police escorted people outside the mall throughout the afternoon in a single file line.
Pyramid Management Group, which owns Crossgates, said a gun was fired in the mall and that it was an isolated incident between two parties known to each other. Their full statement is below:
“The safety of our guests and tenants remains our highest priority. This afternoon’s unfortunate and isolated incident at Crossgates appears to have been between known acquaintances and not a random act or part of any intentional threat against the property. The altercation resulted in the discharge of a firearm inside our facility. Law enforcement officials and Crossgates personnel were already onsite at the time of the incident inside the facility, and along with our tenants, immediately engaged in a comprehensive, routinely practiced and programmed response to address the incident. As such, Crossgates immediately went into lockdown. At this time, no arrest has been made, but law enforcement officials are confident the suspect has vacated the property. Law enforcement officials are currently assisting guests and tenants in safely vacating the property. Crossgates will be closing for the evening and reopening in the morning while we work closely with law enforcement officials in the full investigation of this incident.”Pyramid Management Group
No injuries were reported, and until the late evening, Guilderland police were found at several locations throughout the perimeter of the mall.
This isn’t the first time shootings happened at Crossgates. The last one was in 2016.
The mall said it will reopen Thursday morning.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Guilderland police.
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