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Polaris Mall Evacuated As Shots Fired; 2 Suspects Sought

Associated Press

Police in Ohio say they are searching for two people after shots were fired inside a Columbus mall, triggering an evacuation of the premises. No injuries were reported. Columbus police said two officers working special duty in Polaris Fashion Place heard gunshots at about 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, and many patrons also reported the gunfire.

Sgt. James Fuqua told reporters that at least two people apparently fired inside the mall, which was populated by a “substantial amount” of customers as well as store employees at the time.

Multiple shell casings from two different firearms were recovered and a handgun was recovered from the parking lot.