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New Jersey’s American Dream mall shooting sends shoppers running for cover in nightmare scenario


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Shots were fired early Thursday night at the American Dream Mall in East Rutherford, New Jersey, sending shoppers fleeing into stores for safety.

New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy said he was notified by New Jersey State Police of the shooting and urged the public to stay away from the mall.

Videos shared on social media showed shoppers seeking cover inside the mall and a heavy police presence outside.

New Jersey State Police said the shooting happened at 5:50 p.m.

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It was not immediately clear if anyone had been hit by gunfire or if police had arrested any suspects.

Anna Papoutsakis was attending a realtor event at the mall when she was herded with others into a nearby store.

“About 10 minutes into the event, they took us to [Saks Fifth Avenue] and closed the gates,” Papoutsakis told Fox News Digital. “Now the police are checking the area to clear us.”

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An assembly site has been opened at Lot 26 for families, according to New Jersey State Police.

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