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Philadelphia mall shooting leaves 21-year-old man dead and police searching for the suspect

Philadelphia mall shooting leaves 21-year-old man dead and police searching for the suspect

Man, 21, is shot dead at Philadelphia mall food court as cops hunt the gunman

  • A 21-year-old male victim was shot multiple times in the chest and pronounced dead at the scene
  • Police say the shooting occurred inside a food court of the Philadelphia Mills Mall around 5 p.m.
  • A single shooter fled the scene and police were looking for the suspect and the weapon
  • The mall was placed on lockdown after the shooting, but people inside were later escorted out by police

One person is dead following a shooting inside a Northeast Philadelphia shopping mall Monday evening, police said.

Police are hunting the gunman after the shooting at 5pm at the Philadelphia Mills Mall, ABC News reported. 

The Philadelphia Police Department said officers responded to a report of a shooting inside the mall and found a man in the food court area with several gunshots wounds.

The 21-year-old victim was shot multiple times in the chest and pronounced dead at the scene by medics. Police have not released his identity.

A man was shot and killed inside the food court of a mall in Northeast Philadelphia Monday around 5 p.m.

A man was shot and killed inside the food court of a mall in Northeast Philadelphia Monday around 5 p.m.

Police found a man in the food court area with several gunshots wounds to the chest

Police found a man in the food court area with several gunshots wounds to the chest

The 21-year-old victim was pronounced dead at the scene by emergency medical personnel. His name was not immediately released

The 21-year-old victim was pronounced dead at the scene by emergency medical personnel. His name was not immediately released

Police said a single shooter fled the scene and officers were looking for the suspect and the weapon. 

Further details of the investigation were not immediately available.

The entire mall was placed on lockdown, but people who had locked themselves inside individual stores were later told by police it was safe to leave and were escorted out by officers, the Philadelphia Inquirer reported.

People inside the mall locked themselves in individual stores as police locked down the entire facility. They were later escorted out by officers

People inside the mall locked themselves in individual stores as police locked down the entire facility. They were later escorted out by officers

Authorities say a single shooter fled the scene and police were looking for the suspect and the weapon used in the killing

Authorities say a single shooter fled the scene and police were looking for the suspect and the weapon used in the killing

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