Reports of shooting caused panic at CrossIron Mills Shopping Centre north of Calgary Monday, where one person was injured and the mall was shut down shortly after.
Just after 7 p.m., officers were called to the parking lot near the food court entrance where the shooting took place.
“They were screaming and running to their cars and I panicked.”
Kendell Beleshko, who was at the mall at the time said, “I suddenly heard all this screaming and saw a massive amount of people – several dozen people – running out of the mall.”
“I got scared too and got into my vehicle as well and just sort of followed the parade out of here.” Beleshko further explained.
A Calgary Police spokesman confirmed one person had suffered gunshot wounds. EMS later confirmed that the victim was a man. His injuries were not life-threatening and he was taken to the hospital where he is currently being treated for his injuries.
At around 9:30 p.m. on Monday, the Alberta RCMP tweeted “the incident at CrossIron Mills has been resolved”.
The RCMP believe the attack was targeted, but that there is no ongoing danger to the public.