3 people shot in New Jersey shopping mall

3 people shot in New Jersey shopping mall

Three people were shot inside a Jersey City mall on Friday night, and police are searching for a gunman, according to several reports.

The shooter opened fire on the third floor of the Newport Centre Mall in downtown Jersey City at about 6:15 p.m., CBS New York reported.

Police initially only found one victim, who was shot in the foot and the arm, near the food court in the building, the news station reported.

Two other victims, who were both shot in the stomach, walked into Jersey City Medical Center a short time later, according to the report.

Stores in the mall were locked down until the building was evacuated after the shooting, NBC New York reported.

Police and city officials did not immediately return request for comment.

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