Update 7:30 am Saturday 2/25/2023 – Officials at Destiny USA confirm that the mall will open Saturday at 10 a.m.
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) — It has been confirmed by Syracuse Police and 911 operators that there have been shots fired inside of Destiny USA.
The first reports from the mall
Shoppers react to being inside the mall
According to News Channel 9’s Andrew Donovan, there was a single bullet that hit a trash can near Destiny’s central tower, towards the middle of the mall.
Hear from Syracuse Police Chief Joe Cecile
SPD is investigating the incident that took place near Cinnabon.
Police have confirmed that this was not an active shooter, and there are no known injuries.
BREAKING NEWS: 911 dispatchers confirm a shooting at Destiny USA. @SyracusePolice ask shoppers to “shelter in place.” We’re on the way.— Andrew Donovan (@AndrewDonovan) February 24, 2023
“The suspect has fled the mall and is not in custody,” said SPD.
Person who sheltered in place in Destiny USA
SPD evacuated the those inside. The mall is now closed.
There is no longer a need to shelter in place.— Syracuse Police Department (@SyracusePolice) February 24, 2023
If you are at Destiny USA, please evacuate as it will be closed for the night. https://t.co/Dx7Jh701gb