4 charged in fight, shooting at Norfolk-area mall
Authorities say shots were fired after fight broke out inside mall
NORFOLK, Va. – Police in Virginia say four men have been charged in a shooting inside a downtown Norfolk mall, including one of the two people shot.
Norfolk police said in a statement Friday that the shooting happened during a fight between two groups of people inside the MacArthur Center on Thursday afternoon.
When officers arrived, police found an 18-year-old and 16-year-old with gunshot wounds. Both are expected to be OK. The mall was placed on lockdown for about two hours before reopening.
Police say three of the men range in age from 18 to 22 and are charged with offenses including assault and discharge of a firearm in a public place. An 18-year-old is charged with having a concealed weapon. Police aren't saying which of the men was shot.
Shots have been fired inside the MacArthur Center in Norfolk, according to WAVY.
According to Jim Wofford, the general manager of the mall, shots were fired on the first floor near Nordstrom.
According to the Norfolk Police Department Twitter, the shots were fired after a fight broke out. Two people have been taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
#NPDNews #NorfolkPD are on scene @MacArthurcenter after a fight inside the mall lead to shots being fired. 2 people taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Please avoid the area while we investigate. #submitAtip at @nfvacrimeline More to follow when available.— Norfolk Police Dept (@NorfolkPD) February 14, 2019
People have been asked to avoid the area while authorities continue to investigate.
The mall has been placed on lockdown, and so has Tidewater Community College, according to the Virginian-Pilot.
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