According to police, people were arguing inside a shoe store, possibly a Foot Locker, when one man pulled out a gun and shot another in the chest.
#UPDATE: The mall will remain closed for the rest of the night. Anyone who has belongings left inside can return here to pick them up at 8 a.m. The suspect is still at large. @kfor pic.twitter.com/cvwcG4DZas— Jessica Bruno (@JbrunoKFOR) December 19, 2019
The entire Oklahoma City Thunder team was at the Mall for a private movie screening. All members of the team were safely evacuated.
If you were a witness to the shooting @PennSquareMall and left without speaking with officers, please call our non-emergency line to report 405-231-2121.— Oklahoma City Police (@OKCPD) December 19, 2019
The #Thunder were at Penn Square Mall when shots rang out. I’ve checked with the organization. They tell me the team was at the mall for a private screening of a movie. When security was made aware of what was happening, they were escorted out quickly and everyone is ok.— Dylan Buckingham (@DylanBuckingham) December 19, 2019
OKC Police have begun clearing the mall. People who are not witness to shooting are clear to leave. Penn Square Mall is closed. Avoid area. Some huddled in storage areas after shots fired after reported fight at a shoe store. @kfor #BREAKING pic.twitter.com/UaszAwAv0j— Marc Dillard (@F5Video) December 19, 2019
Gov. Kevin Stitt released the following statement on Twitter about the shooting:
We are hearing this happened in the upstairs food court. One woman reporting that her boyfriend has been shot. Police setting up a perimeter. We have multiple crews on the way @kfor— Peyton Yager (@peytonyager) December 19, 2019
I appreciate the quick action of the safety professionals and police officers who have responded to today’s incident at Penn Square Mall. We are actively monitoring the situation and the State has offered our support. Please stay tuned into local media and away from the area.— Governor Kevin Stitt (@GovStitt) December 20, 2019