At least 5 wounded
At least 5 wounded
Last edited by RBA; 02-13-2005 at 05:54 PM.
Gunmen Open Fire at Mall in Upstate N.Y.
Email this Story
Feb 13, 5:00 PM (ET)
KINGSTON, N.Y. (AP) - At least two gunmen opened fire Sunday inside a mall in upstate New York, authorities said.
The gunmen began shooting inside the Hudson Valley Mall in Kingston, about 52 miles south of Albany. One gunman was taken into police custody.
Mayor James Sottile said at least one person was hurt and taken by helicopter to a hospital.
Authorities restricted access to the mall, and several helicopters and police teams surrounded the area.
Only 1 Gunman and 2 injured.
Assualt Type Weapon was used and recovered.
Kingston Mall under siege
Kingston - Police and FBI agents surrounded the Hudson Valley Mall in Lake Katrine this afternoon after a man opened fire inside, sending shoppers and store employees scrambling for cover.
At least one person - a U. S. Army recruiter who may have been specifically targeted by the gunman - was shot in the leg and evacuated by helicopter to an Albany area hospital, police said.
Police arrested one man they said was the shooter.
Initial unconfirmed reports broadcast by national media of one, possibly two other shooters in the mall and of up to 10 people wounded in theattack appear to be unfounded.
Police are still conducting their investigation. More details will be made available at a press conference tonight, police said.
Police completely surrounded the mall, while at least two police helicopters buzzed overhead and ambulances raced to the scene. Police also set up checkpoints at the mall's exits, searching for potential witnesses.
The shooting sparked near-panic inside the mall, witnesses said. Wendy Bessman of Kingston was on her way to see a movie with her daughter.
"I heard a bang, and then all of a sudden it was like a movie," Bessman said.
"All these people were running at us screaming 'there's a shooter,' " she added. "I just grabbed my kid and ran."
The mall was evacuated immediately after the shooting, but an unknown number of store employees remained locked down inside for hours while officers scoured the mall searching for other potential victims and
There have been threats to military recruiting offices all over the country.
Board Moderators may, at their discretion and judgment, delete and/or edit any messages that violate any of the following guidelines: 1. Explicit references to alleged illegal or unlawful acts. 2. Graphic sexual descriptions. 3. Racial or ethnic slurs. 4. Use of edgy language (including masked profanity). 5. Direct personal attacks, flames, fights, trolling, baiting, name-calling, general nuisance, excessive player criticism or anything along those lines. 6. Posting spam. 7. Each person may have only one user account. It is fine to be critical here - that's what this board is for. But let's not beat a subject or a player to death, please.