NY mall reopens after gunfire incident causes panic
Guilderland Police Chief Carol Lawlor speaks during a news conference outside Crossgates Mall on Saturday, Nov. 12, 2016, in Guilderland, N.Y. "Right now we are in the process of evacuating the mall safely under our plan that we've drilled for before," Lawlar told Time Warner Cable News Service. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)
The Associated Press
Published Sunday, November 13, 2016 2:28PM EST
GUILDERLAND, N.Y. - A New York mall where panicked shoppers fled after gunshots were fired has reopened.
The Crossgates Mall in Guilderland, New York, outside Albany was back in business at 11 a.m. Sunday.
Authorities say witnesses heard one, possibly two, shots fired at about 2:30 p.m. Saturday. Hundreds fled, while shoppers and employees inside businesses were told to stay in place. A police helicopter flew overhead while investigators checked security cameras for clues they hoped would lead to suspects.
No injuries were reported and no arrests have been made.
The mall is one of the largest in New York, with 250 stores and restaurants. The gunfire was heard near the Apple store on the street level