Open

Coming up

Don't miss

Replay


LATEST SHOWS

AFRICA NEWS

Ebola virus : Liberia shuts most border points

Read more

MEDIAWATCH

"What would you do?"

Read more

DEBATE

Too Late for Sanctions? Pressure Mounts on Russia over Ukraine (part 2)

Read more

DEBATE

Too Late for Sanctions? Pressure Mounts on Russia over Ukraine

Read more

FOCUS

As France’s Carrefour pulls out, what next for India’s retail market?

Read more

#TECH 24

Internet of Things

Read more

THE WORLD THIS WEEK

The World This Week - July 25th, 2014 (part 2)

Read more

REPORTERS

Halal tourism on the rise

Read more

THE WORLD THIS WEEK

The World This Week - July 25th, 2014

Read more

  • Israel warns of ‘prolonged’ campaign in Gaza

    Read more

  • Washington accuses Moscow of violating arms treaty, toughens sanctions

    Read more

  • Tripoli threatened by out of control blaze

    Read more

  • In pictures: From Gaza to Mosul, bittersweet end of Ramadan for Muslims

    Read more

  • France offers asylum to Iraqi Christians

    Read more

  • Moroccan police arrest French al-Qaeda recruiter

    Read more

  • French mayor files complaint against US father who risked kids’ lives on Mont Blanc

    Read more

  • French footballer Griezmann headed to Atletico Madrid

    Read more

  • Luc Besson’s sci-fi thriller ‘Lucy’ tops US box office

    Read more

  • Video: Slaviansk mourns mass grave victims

    Read more

  • France honours those lost on Air Algérie Flight AH5017

    Read more

  • Video: Ethiopia turns to wine to boost image, economy

    Read more

  • Thousands gather in Marseille in support of Israel

    Read more

  • As France’s Carrefour pulls out, what next for India’s retail market?

    Read more

  • Liberia tightens border controls to curb Ebola outbreak

    Read more

  • The centenary of Austria-Hungary’s calamitous last hurrah

    Read more

  • Nibali joins elite group with Tour de France win

    Read more

Americas

Police seek gunman at New Jersey shopping mall

© Photo: Wikipedia

Text by News Wires

Latest update : 2013-11-05

US police were searching for a gunman at a shopping centre in northern New Jersey after shots were heard inside the Garden State Plaza Mall at around 9:20pm local time, prompting security officials to put the building on lockdown.

A person with a gun opened fire on Monday evening in a New Jersey shopping mall shortly before closing time in the town of Paramus, and the mall was being evacuated, a county official said.

Witnesses reporting hearing multiple shots fired seconds apart inside the Garden State Plaza, and that the shooter had fired at security cameras, CNN reported. Televised images from outside the mall showed a heavy police presence at the malls.

"Multiple gunshots were heard. We believe it is one shooter. I know there is an active shooter near the Nordstrom area. The mall is being evacuated," said Jeanne Baratta, Chief of Staff at Bergen County, adding that a SWAT team was on site.

Jonathan Astacio, a witness who was inside the mall, told CNN he heard several shots: "We heard two loud booms... Then we heard two more shots and saw people running... After that there were no more gunshots."

Mall patron Paul Erlandson told CNN he had been outside the mall since 9 p.m. local time."I was in the process of walking through the front doors actually as a huge crowd of people were basically running towards me... I never actually made it into the mall."

Paramus police could not immediately provide any more information.

(REUTERS)

Date created : 2013-11-05

  • USA

    LAX gunman 'targeted airport security staff'

    Read more

  • USA

    Deadly shooting at Washington Navy Yard

    Read more

  • USA

    'Five dead' in Seattle shooting

    Read more

COMMENT(S)