Tragedy unfolded at the Citadel Mall in Colorado Springs on Sunday evening as a shooting left one person dead and three others hospitalized. Colorado Springs Police have confirmed that multiple potential shooting suspects are in custody, and efforts are underway to determine if the actual shooter is among those detained at the scene.
The police assert that the situation is contained, reassuring the community that there is no ongoing threat. The incident, which occurred just after 4:30 PM, was a result of a fight between two groups inside the mall, according to the Colorado Springs Police. They emphasize that this was not categorized as an active shooter situation.
Despite a significant police presence both inside and outside the mall, authorities have closed the Citadel Mall for the evening. Shoppers are advised to avoid the area while the police process the scene. The police department has also clarified that it does not appear that any innocent bystanders or shoppers were injured during the shooting.
While the immediate threat has been addressed, Colorado Springs Police are actively seeking witnesses to the incident. Individuals who witnessed the shooting are encouraged to contact the police at their emergency phone number, 719-444-7000, to provide any relevant information that may assist in their ongoing investigation. The incident at the Citadel Mall serves as a somber reminder of the need for ongoing efforts to address and prevent violence within public spaces.