Reports of shots fired inside busy NY mall, shoppers evacuated

Reports of shooting at New York mall

Two people were reportedly injured in a Middletown mall Sunday afternoon, a New York State Police spokesperson said.

State Police say they received reports of possible shots fired at the Galleria at Crystal Run just after 3 PM Sunday. They say the shooting happened inside an American Eagle. The two victims suffered minor injuries, possibly from bullet fragments hitting their legs.

"It appears that a male wearing a dark-hooded sweatshirt and gray trousers discharged one round from a handgun into the floor of the second-level mall in front of the American Eagle store", says Walkill Police Chief Robert Hertman. The victims were transported to Orange Regional Medical Center to receive treatment and are expected to survive.

According to police, it's unclear at this time if the gun was intentionally fired.

Cary Abbott said he planned on seeing a movie at the mall when he saw people "leaving in droves".

This is an ongoing story and will be updated as information is made available.

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