SAN BRUNO, CALIF. — A crowded mall popular among the Filipino community was evacuated Tuesday after a shooting broke out inside.
The two suspects remain at large.
This was the scene Tuesday afternoon as shoppers ran after hearing gunshots at Tanforan Mall in San Bruno.
According to the San Bruno Police Department, two teenage victims suffering from gunshot wounds were located on the second level of the mall.
One suffered a gunshot wound to the abdomen, while the other had a gunshot wound to the leg.
The mall, which draws many Filipino patrons from around the Bay Area, was then evacuated as numerous law enforcement agencies responded to the scene.
“Evidence collected suggests there were two groups of people who engaged in a dispute with each other on the second floor of the mall. One subject from each group began shooting at the other,” said Cmdr. Jeff Caldwell. “To be clear this does not appear to be a random incident. Both shooters fled the area just prior to the responding officers arriving at the second-floor location.”
The mall remained on lockdown until about 8 pm.
“The main was to make sure he was safe. I had everyone calling me, texting me making sure I was ok, but pretty much I just wanted to get home,” said Sean Arceo.
The two victims are in serious condition.
U.S. Army recruiters are being hailed as heroes for being among the first to respond to the victims.
An Army recruiting office is located near where the incident took place.