3 Shot in Maryland Mall Food Court
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) _ Three people were shot during what appeared to be a gangland-style confrontation in the food court of a shopping mall Saturday evening, and one was critically wounded.
Ray Leone, manager of the Borders Books & Music, said he heard at least 10 gunshots. Several of his employees were in the food court at the time of the shooting, and they told him an elderly couple was hit by stray bullets.
Dozens of people ran into the store after the shots rang out and were ``very panicked,″ Leone said.
Two victims, including the most seriously injured, were flown to area hospitals, said Lt. Roy Phillips, a spokesman for the Anne Arundel County fire department. The third was driven to a local hospital, Phillips said.
Two of the victims were male, and Phillips did not know the gender of the third victim.
The Westfield Annapolis mall is just west of the Annapolis city limits and has 270 stores including Macy’s, JCPenney and Abercrombie & Fitch.
Alexandra Langtry, an employee at the mall’s concierge desk, said it was the policy of management not to comment on ongoing investigations.