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New York mall incident: Gun discharge was accidental, police say

New York mall incident: Gun discharge was accidental, police say
Posted at 4:04 PM, Nov 26, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-26 18:46:23-05

Police say a man's gun accidentally discharged and sparked panic at a New York mall on Sunday.

Upon reports of gunshots, authorities evacuated the Galleria at Crystal Run in Middletown, New York shortly after 3 p.m. Eastern. Two people received injuries from fragments after bullets hit the ground.

The incident occurred outside of an American Eagle store. The man carrying the gun had not been located as of 6:45 p.m. Eastern Sunday, reports said.