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Augusta Mall Shooting: One Casualty Reported, Employees Hid Themselves 

Augusta Mall Shooting: A shooting incident at the food court of Augusta Mall in Georgia is currently the talk of the town. According to recent reports by the police, the entire mall was closed down after investigators arrived on the scene, as reported by the Augusta Chronicle.

As police got information about the shooting, three Central EMS SUVs, two ambulances, and nearly a dozen patrol cars reached the scene. 

Multiple witnesses who were present in the mall at the time of the shooting took to social media platforms and reported the Augusta Mall shooting. 

People’s Reactions On the Shooting Spot 

An employee at Dillard’s mentioned that when she heard gunshots inside the store, she hid behind the counter. Several other employees said that they took refuge in a bathroom.

One witness posted on Facebook that read,

“There has been a shooting at the Augusta Mall. Check on your people. They are closing for the day according to the live videos and posts I’ve seen! Y’all be careful out there please!!”

Another person extended caution to the public by saying,

“Supposedly, Augusta mall just had a shooting, so stay away from that area.”

“AVOID the Augusta Mall!! I and mom had to evacuate the employee exit of American Eagle due to a shooting in the food court,”

wrote another witness who was at the mall with his/her mother. 

Until now, information about the shooting situation, whether it was an active one or not, remains unclear. Thus, additional information, and reports from the police and investigators are still awaited. 

Initially, the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office released a statement that read,

“The investigation is in its early stages and there is no additional information available at this time.”

Update On Augusta Mall Shooting

According to Times Now, as the investigation progressed, the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office confirmed that a person had been shot. This incident occurred on Sunday afternoon.

Richmond County deputies arrived at the scene around 1:40 p.m. Upon their arrival, they were informed that the victim had left and the suspect had also fled the scene.

Deputies later learned that the victim had driven themselves to a local hospital for treatment.

The mall remained closed on Sunday. However, it was expected to resume normal business operations from Monday.

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