A 21-year-old man is killed in a shooting at the Philadelphia mall and police search for the suspect

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21-year-old man is shot in the footfield of the Philadelphia mall and police hunted the gunman

  • A 21-year-old male victim was shot several times in the chest and pronounced dead on the spot
  • Police say the shooting took place at around 5:00 PM in a food court of the Philadelphia Mills Mall
  • A single gunman fled the scene and the police were looking for the suspect and the weapon
  • The mall was closed after the shooting, but the people inside were later escorted out by the police

One person was dead Monday night after a shooting at a mall in northeast Philadelphia, police said.

The shooting took place at about 5:00 p.m. at the Philadelphia Mills Mall, ABC News reported

Philadelphia police said officers responded to a report of a mall shooting and found a man in the food court area with several gunshots.

A 21-year-old victim was shot several times in the chest and pronounced dead by medics on the spot.

A man was gunned down around 5:00 p.m. Monday in the food court of a mall in northeast Philadelphia

A man was gunned down around 5:00 p.m. Monday in the food court of a mall in northeast Philadelphia

Police found a man in the food court area with several gunshot wounds to the chest

Police found a man in the food court area with several gunshot wounds to the chest

Police found a man in the food court area with several gunshot wounds to the chest

The 21-year-old victim was pronounced dead on the spot by emergency medical personnel.  His name was not immediately released

The 21-year-old victim was pronounced dead on the spot by emergency medical personnel.  His name was not immediately released

The 21-year-old victim was pronounced dead on the spot by emergency medical personnel. His name was not immediately released

Police said a single gunman had fled the scene and officers were looking for the suspect and the weapon.

The victim’s name has not been released and further details of the investigation were not readily available.

The entire mall was shut down, but people who had locked themselves in separate stores were later told by police that it was safe to leave and were escorted outside by agents, the Philadelphia Inquirer. reported

People in the mall locked themselves in separate stores while the police locked the entire facility.  They were later escorted out by officers

People in the mall locked themselves in separate stores while the police locked the entire facility.  They were later escorted out by officers

People in the mall locked themselves in separate stores while the police locked the entire facility. They were later escorted out by officers

Authorities say a single gunman fled the scene and police were looking for the suspect and the weapon used in the murder

Authorities say a single gunman fled the scene and police were looking for the suspect and the weapon used in the murder

Authorities say a single gunman fled the scene and police were looking for the suspect and the weapon used in the murder

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