Syracuse Police have confirmed that one person was shot in the leg Friday night at a shopping mall that is owned by the owners of the Walden Galleria.
A male suffered a non-life threatening injury in the shooting shortly after 7 p.m. at Destiny USA, according to police, who advised the public in a Tweet to avoid the mall's food court area.
No suspect was in custody, police said.
Confirmed shooting at the Destiny USA mall. One male victim with a gunshot wound to the leg. Non life threatening. Suspect not located . Avoid food court area
— Syracuse Police Department (@SyracusePolice) November 30, 2019
Syracuse Police Chief Kenton Buckner told Spectrum News the shooting did not appear to be at a random target and that "everything is safe now."
Chief Kenton Buckner says an assault led to the shooting. It does not appear to be random pic.twitter.com/XZcNaN4aOA
— Trish Kilgannon (@trishkilgannon) November 30, 2019
As police continue their investigation of the shooting at @destinyusa, Syracuse Police Chief Kenton Buckner says those who have loved ones at the mall should not worry. "Everything is safe now." pic.twitter.com/HpN3uZV2Kx
— Spectrum News CNY/S.Tier (@SPECNewsCNY) November 30, 2019
Police said shortly before 9 p.m. that the mall would be closed for the evening.
Destiny USA is owned by partners in the Pyramid Cos., who also own Walden Galleria.