Pennsylvania Mall Shut Down After Shooting Reported

By Jack Phillips
Jack Phillips
Jack Phillips
Breaking News Reporter
Jack Phillips is a breaking news reporter at The Epoch Times based in New York.
October 17, 2021 Updated: October 17, 2021

Park City Mall in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, was shot down after a shooting was reported there on Sunday afternoon, officials said.

The Lancaster Bureau of Police said in a statement that the mall is closed over a “police incident” and there is “no immediate threat or danger to the public at this time.” The mall will remain closed until Monday.

Two women told the York Daily Record that they were hiding in a closet of a Lush store after they heard a commotion and people running.

A video posted on social media appears to capture the sound of gunfire inside the mall as shoppers are seen running to safety. “Oh my god! Oh my god! Oh my god,” a panicked witness is heard yelling in the clip.

Lancaster County dispatchers told WGAL-TV that there are multiple police and emergency crews on the scene.

A Lancaster city police desk sergeant told the New York Post that several injuries were reported, and “a couple of people were in custody.”

A purported Park City Mall eyewitness wrote on Twitter: “My mom was at the mall shopping for a baking pan and someone started shooting in the food court! Thankfully she’s okay but a bit shaken up.”

Park City Mall is located at Route 30 and Harrisburg Pike in Lancaster County, located in southeastern Pennsylvania.

Other details were not provided by the police. It’s not clear if there were any deaths.

Jack Phillips
Breaking News Reporter
Jack Phillips is a breaking news reporter at The Epoch Times based in New York.