15-year-old killed in shooting at Montclair mall; suspect on the loose

A teenager was killed and another person was injured in a shooting Thursday night at a mall in Montclair, authorities said.

The shooting was reported around 8:10 p.m. in the Montclair Place shopping center parking lot, according to Montclair Police Sgt. Andy Graziano. Officers arrived and found a seriously injured 15-year-old boy.

He was taken to a trauma center, where he died, Graziano said. While officers were still at the scene, the trauma center notified police that another male patient had been hospitalized with injuries. Authorities believe the injured person is related to the shooting at the mall.

The second person, identified as between 16 and 25, underwent emergency surgery, but authorities did not provide an update on his status Thursday evening, Graziano said, and police have not specified the nature or cause of his injuries.

The investigation is ongoing and police have released no information about a suspect or motive.

A Target store in the mall was temporarily closed after bystanders rushed to seek shelter when the shooting began, Graziano said.

Los Angeles Times

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