Person shot while trying to aid robbery victim at a California mall, report shows

A mall shooting in Concord, California, on New Year’s Day left one person injured after he was shot while attempting to offer aid to a robbery victim in the mall.

The Concord Police Department issued a press release on Friday announcing an investigation into the shooting at Sun Valley Mall. According to the statement, the victim survived the shooting.

“On December 31st at 3:44 p.m. the Concord Police Department was sent to the Sun Valley Mall, Lower level for a reported shooting,” the statement reads. “Officers located one person who had been shot and he was transported to a local hospital where he is in critical, but stable condition.”

Witnesses say they heard a loud pop when the shooting occurred. “Me and my manager here actually…we ran up to our door…actually ran out of the store, ‘cause I saw two children, like, running by themselves. So I told them, ’Get in our store,'” said Jade Bell, who works at Boxlunch. She and her manager sheltered dozens of scared shoppers, Bell told KTVU

The suspect was able to escape the scene and has not been apprehended. Concord police have asked anyone in the community who knows anything about the robbery or shooting to please contact the Concord Police Department confidential tip line at (925) 603-5836.




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