Police: 15-year-old girl injured in Danbury Fair Mall shooting; suspect at large
A 15-year-old girl was shot Wednesday evening at the Danbury Fair Mall, police say.
Danbury police received reports of shots fired at the mall near the Macy’s at around 7 p.m.
Police say the teenage victim was found with a gunshot wound to her upper chest and was alert and conscious.
They say at least eight people were involved in an altercation that led to one person firing a handgun.
The suspects left the mall and are still at large.
It appears the victim was not the intended target.
The mall was placed on lockdown immediately.
The victim was taken by ambulance to Danbury Hospital.
Her condition is unknown, and her identity is being withheld.
Two women inside the mall tell News 12 that they were hiding in the back of a store and made a barricade with boxes and shelves.
They were escorted out by police.
“I was on the phone with my dad, and I just saw people running and pushing out of the way and started running,” one woman says. “They heard the gunshot.”
Connecticut state police and several other departments are assisting with the investigation.