SACRAMENTO (CBS/CNN) — Police in Sacramento on Friday night responded to a shooting at Arden Fair Mall that left one person dead and a second person critically injured, according to authorities.
Officers responded to the Arden Fair Mall following a report of shots fired a little after 6 p.m. Friday, according to Karl Chan, a spokesman for Sacramento Police.
When officers arrived on scene, they found two victims, one of whom was injured and taken to the hospital and another who was later pronounced dead at the scene, Chan told reporters Friday night.
The suspect fled before officers arrived, he said.
“We can confirm at this point that this does appear to be an isolated incident and not the result of an active shooter,” Chan added.
The shooting took place inside the mall, Chan said, while there were “a lot of people” there.
Sacramento police called the incident a targeted shooting as investigators worked to identify a suspect or suspects, contacting witnesses to get more information.
“We do know that the mall does have a pretty robust surveillance footage so that’s going to be something that our homicide detectives are going to be definitely looking at,” Chan said.
He urged anyone with more information on the shooting to contact investigators.
In a statement on Twitter, Sacramento mayor Darrell Steinberg expressed concern over the violence and said he was awaiting more details from police.
“We are deeply concerned by the increase in gun violence in Sacramento and other cities during the pandemic and have supported increasing our efforts to reach young people at risk,” he wrote.
We are awaiting more details on tonight’s incident from @SacPolice. We are deeply concerned by the increase in gun violence in Sacramento and other cities during the pandemic, and have supported increasing our efforts to reach young people at risk. A gun is never the answer.
— @mayor_Steinberg (@Mayor_Steinberg) November 28, 2020
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