1 shot at Fashion Show Mall, suspect at-large - 8 News NOW

1 shot at Fashion Show Mall, suspect at-large

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LAS VEGAS -- Metro Police have released new information about the shooting inside the Fashion Show Mall. According to police, the incident started at around 6 p.m. Tuesday with a fight between known gang members inside the Topshop store.

Jennifer Kotter saw the fight that lead to the shooting.

"I saw three or four men in a scuffle," Kotter said, "It was just a super sinking feeling, really scary that it was so close."

"I've heard gun shots before, I was like, 'do I run or do I stay?'" Kimberly Garcia, who works at the mall, said. 

"It was just chaos. I don't think half the people knew what was happening. I just kept telling people, 'go back, go back, go back,'" one unidentified witness told 8 News NOW.

One person was shot in the neck. All the parties involved ran from the mall, including the victim. Police say the victim eventually took himself to MountainView Hospital, where he was transferred to Sunrise Hospital.

Police say he has non-life-threatening injuries and is stable. However, he is refusing to cooperate with police and is not even giving them his name, officers say.

A mall valet told police he had seen a blue car leave the scene. Police stopped that car and found that the people inside were connected to the victim.

The shooting suspect remains at large, according to Metro.

"The gang detail is reviewing the video tapes and interviewing all the witnesses that we have in the mall, most of which were inside the stores," Metro Police Lt. Mark Reddon said.

Metro Police say that detectives from the Gang Crimes Bureau are investigating the incident. They also say that some people involved in the incident may have gang affiliation, the incident does not appear to be gang related.

For the people who saw the shooting, they say it is a relief no one else was hurt.

"It was like a scene from a movie or something, just not what we're used to," Annu Sharma from London, England said.

[UPDATE] Fashion Show issued a statement Wednesday about the shooting:


“The safety and security of our customers, retailers and employees is always our top priority at Fashion Show. We have a highly trained and skilled security team who is vigilant in their efforts to ensure a comfortable, safe shopping experience. We also have an excellent working relationship with Metro. We are grateful for Metro’s speedy response and appreciate the support of all our patrons and retailers. Fashion Show will open today at 10 a.m. usual.”

Anyone with information is asked to call Metro's Gang Crimes Bureau at (702) 828-3309, or to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at (702) 385-5555.

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