What to Know:
— The Galleria at Crystal Run, north of New York City, was being evacuated Sunday afternoon amid reports of a shooting
— State police say they have not located any suspects or victims and details of injuries weren’t immediately available
— There was a heavy police presence at the mall and witnesses described shoppers crying during the evacuation
Shoppers are being evacuated from a mall in Orange County amid reports of a shooting on the first weekend of the busy holiday shopping season, state police say.
The shooting was reported at an American Eagle store in the Galleria at Crystal Run in Middletown around 3:15 p.m. Sunday. Middletown is about 70 miles north of New York City.
Details on any injuries were not immediately available, and police said no suspects or victims had been located as of 4 p.m.
On social media, witnesses described dozens of emergency vehicles, with helicopters flying overhead. They said children and adults were crying as they were being evacuated from the shopping center.
“Police and ambulances everywhere,” Julia Gulia wrote on Twitter. “Was just about to head in but missed it thank goodness.”
Cary Abbott said he planned on seeing a movie at the mall when he saw people “leaving in droves.” He said police were closing off the parking lots as the evacuation was underway.