Roosevelt Field Mall Shooting: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

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One person was shot at the Roosevelt Field Mall in New York. (@mikeynynex/Twitter)

One person was shot and a second person is in custody after shots were fired Tuesday afternoon at the Roosevelt Field Mall in Garden City, New York, according to PIX 11.

The mall, which was crowded with shoppers just days before Christmas, was evacuated.

Here’s what you need to know:


1. The Victim Was Shot Outside of Jewelry Store

According to police, the victim was shot in the shoulder outside of the Tourneau Jewelers store in the Long Island mall, PIX 11 reports.

The victim was taken to the hospital and a suspect was taken into custody.

Nassau County Police and witnesses say the shooting is connected to an attempted robbery.

Few details about the incident have been released so far. The shooting was first reported at about 1 p.m.


2. Schools in the Area Were Put on ‘Lockout’

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Garden City schools were put on lockout, according to a tweet from the school district.

“Due to a police incident at Roosevelt Field Mall, ALL SCHOOLS are in a lockout: NO entrance to any school is permitted until further notice,” the school district said.


3. Panicked Shoppers Were Evacuated From the Mall After the Shots Were Fired

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Posts on social media from shoppers show that the mall was evacuated after the shots were fired. Panicked shoppers fled from the building.

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Dozens of ambulances and police vehicles responded, witnesses said.

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Roads are blocked in the area.


4. There Are 270 Stores in the Mall, Which Opened in 1956

The Roosevelt Field Mall has 270 stores. It opened in 1956.

The two-story mall is located at 630 Old Country Road in Garden City.


5. One Person Was Killed in a Shooting at the Mall in 2013

The Roosevelt Field Mall was the scene of a shooting in 2013, according to a NBC New York report from the time.

Two people were shot, and one was killed, in September 2013. The suspect, Sang Ho Kim, later shot himself and drowned. The shooting was related to a workplace issue, police said.