Shooting at Arlington's Parks Mall Leaves Two Injured


ARLINGTON, TX - The Arlington Police Department responded to a reported shooting at the Parks Mall last night, prompting the evacuation of the shopping center.

According to information from the Arlington PD, at around 7:30 p.m., first responders arrived at the scene following reports of a shooting near the skating rink inside the mall. 

Two individuals, an adult male and an adult female, were discovered with apparent gunshot wounds. 

Both victims were promptly transported to a nearby hospital, and as of the latest update at 10:15 pm, their injuries are confirmed to be non-life threatening.

Preliminary findings from the police investigation suggest that two groups engaged in a physical altercation on an escalator near the ice rink. 

The situation escalated, leading to the discharge of firearms. The suspected shooter then fled the mall, and officers are actively engaged in identifying and locating this individual. 

No arrests have been made as of now.

Upon the arrival of law enforcement, the mall was swiftly evacuated and secured. 

Fortunately, there are no additional reports of injuries beyond the initial two victims. Detectives are diligently working to establish the connection, if any, between the injured parties and the altercation.

At 9:20 p.m., a primary sweep of the mall was completed, and officers conducted secondary sweeps to ensure the safety and security of the premises.

Contrary to initial concerns, the Arlington Police Department asserts that this was an isolated incident stemming from a physical altercation and is not classified as an active shooter situation. 

The Parks Mall is expected to resume normal business hours today. 

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