Tysons Corner

3 Injured Fleeing Shooting Stemming from Fight at Tysons Corner

A fight between two groups of people on a walkway at the massive mall complex in Northern Virginia led to panic

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Shots were fired at Tysons Corner Saturday afternoon after a fight between two groups of people, Fairfax County police said, sending people running from the mall.

Authorities responded at around 2:47 p.m. after they say a man pulled out a gun and fired on one of the walkways on the second floor, during a fight between two groups of at least three people each.

No one appeared to have been shot, but three people were taken to local hospitals for injuries suffered while they were fleeing from inside, police said in a news conference.

Police cleared the mall and had previously told people to shelter in place until officers arrived to assist them. Several officers who are assigned to the mall daily responded immediately to the scene, authorities said.

Authorities said they are on the scene reviewing videos and interviewing more than 20 witnesses. Several shell casings were recovered.

The mall was closed and will reopen at 11 a.m. Sunday.

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