Gunman shoots 4 people inside Park City Center mall in Lancaster, Pennsylvania: Police

According to Lancaster City police, several males were arguing inside the mall when multiple shots were fired.
LANCASTER, Pennsylvania (WPVI) -- Four people were shot and wounded inside a mall in Lancaster, Pennsylvania on Sunday afternoon.

According to police, several males were arguing inside the Park City Center mall when multiple shots were fired. A woman and three men were shot during the incident. All four victims are expected to survive.

Police say two other females suffered minor injuries while trying to flee the mall after the shooting.

Video shared on social media captured a flurry of emergency responders rushing toward the mall's entrance located at 142 Park City Center.

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Video captures emergency response after a reported shooting at Park City Center mall in Lancaster.



Police tell Action News multiple people were taken into custody. It's unclear if those arrested included the gunman.

"We are saddened and angered by the unfortunate, isolated incident that happened in our shopping center today," said a spokesperson for the mall in a statement to Action News. "We are grateful for their swift action to contain the situation. Our highest priority right now is the well being of our guests and tenants."

Hana Ali, who owns Tabarek International Food, said she heard the gunshots outside her store inside the mall. One of the bullets struck her store and she said another bullet shattered the glass of the Sephora store next door.

"It was really scary, and then we went to the back, we were hiding," she recalled.

Ali says people were trying to get the gunman to put down the weapon.

"He was holding a gun and put it in between his legs. And three of them, I don't know if they are friends or whatever, they were fighting him trying to get him not to shoot," Ali said. "And then he was so powerful they couldn't get him, so they walked away from him. He took the gun and shot one of them."

Shoppers said they were shocked to learn about the shooting.

"Thought the mall was basically a safe place to be," said Daniel Tema of Elizabethtown. "Now I'll probably be watching and looking over my shoulder just to make sure nothing bad is going on."

The mall will remain closed until Monday.

Anyone with information on the shooting is asked to call police at 717-735-3301.

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