Three injured in West Edmonton mall shooting

Three injured in West Edmonton mall shooting

The West Edmonton Mall, one of the largest malls in North America, was placed on lockdown for several hours after a shooting erupted Monday night, injuring three people.

Around 7:40 p.m., police received a call about a shooting at the West Edmonton Mall.

When police arrived, they found three people with gunshot wounds. They were taken to hospital, but the injuries were not life-threatening, said Alberta Police spokesperson Daniel Dames.

Following the shooting, a mall lockdown was initiated to keep customers and employees safe.

Members of the tactical unit inspected the control room to ensure the situation was safe before clearing it, the spokesperson continued. Employees and customers were evacuated.

The West Edmonton Mall is the largest mall in North America. (file image)

Photo: Radio-Canada / Adrian Lamb

According to the first information, it will be a targeted event and the people involved are known to each other.

We do not believe there are any other hazards in the area at this time. As this investigation is still in its early stages, this is all the information we can provide at this time. We hope to provide further updates in the coming days as this investigation unfolds.Daniel Dames concluded in an email to the media.

The police said that there was a shooting Level 3 From the mall on the west side of the site.

With more than 800 shops, restaurants and bars, the mall is a major tourist attraction located in Edmonton. Its website indicates about 30 million visitors a year.

With information from The Canadian Press and CBC

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