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Mall of America Lockdown Lifted After Shooting, No Casualties Reported: Police

A lockdown that was initiated in the Mall of America in Bloomington, Minnesota, on Thursday after shots were fired has now been lifted, officials confirmed.
Law enforcement responded to the scene at around  4:15 p.m. local time, Bloomington Police Chief Booker Hodges said at a press conference Thursday.
The shooting, which police called an “isolated dispute,” appeared to have started following a conflict between two groups at the cash registers inside the Nike store. One of the groups left but then returned and the conflict ended with one person pulling a gun and firing shots, police said.
“Instead of walking away [from the conflict], they decided to demonstrate a complete lack of respect for human life,” Hodges said. “They decided to fire multiple rounds into a store with people.”…

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