Gunfire at NY mall leaves 2 injured, officials say


A busy mall in the New York State was evacuated Sunday after two people suffered minor injuries when a gun was sacked at the floor, police said.

The incident was reported at about 3:15 the American Eagle store in the Galleria at Crystal Run mall in Middletown.

Two people were injured, but police aren't saying if they suffered gunshot wounds.

Middletown is about 120 miles southeast of Binghamton.

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CBS2's Brian Conybeare has learned from mall security that the entire mall was closed and on lockdown as of 5 p.m. It's unclear if the shot fired was an "accidental discharge" or intentional, he said, but the gun was pointing down at the floor when it was sacked.

According to Hertman and Nevel, it is legal for a person with a permit to bring a registered gun into the mall. Hartman said there is no further danger at this time.

Witness Leighton Peterson told the Associated Press he heard alerts and shopping center workers advising individuals to achieve the ways out as he was inspiring brief comment in the nourishment court.