Published: Wed, July 03, 2019
Global News | By Blake Casey

Two shot, two others hurt in San Francisco-area shopping mall

Two shot, two others hurt in San Francisco-area shopping mall

Confirming the closure of the BART station, the transit agency said: "As a precaution, trains are not stopping and the station is closed".

San Bruno Police Chief Ed Barberini said two shooters were firing at each other with handguns. The San Bruno train station, which is adjacent to the mall, remained closed during the investigation. A hospital spokesman said the victims are male juveniles between the ages of 15 and 18.

Police investigate at the scene of a shooting at the Tanforan Mall in San Bruno, Calif., Tuesday, July 2, 2019.

"I saw people running and I heard pow, pow, pow, pow!" shopper George Castro told KPIX-TV.

Multiple witnesses heard shots ringing out on the second floor of the Tanforan Shopping Mall at around 4pm United States time.

Trains were, however, continuing to operate outside San Bruno.

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According to local media, citing eyewitnesses, at least 4 people have been injured in the shooting.

Two people who were not shot were treated for minor injuries and released, San Bruno Fire Chief Dave Cresta said. "Seeing all my co-workers scared caught me off guard", she said.

A Southern California gang member has been charged with a shooting that wounded a man inside one of the nation's largest malls.

Meanwhile, police have also evacuated the 12th Street Station in Oakland after reports that the Tanforan Mall shooting suspect had been seen in the area.

A shooting that caused panic at a mall near San Francisco left two teens with serious gunshot wounds and led to transit delays during rush hour Tuesday as police stopped a train to search for two suspects, authorities said. Dozens of police converged on the scene and searched for a gunman, KTVU reported.

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