A shooting inside the American Eagle store at the Galleria Mall in Middleton, New York has left two people were reportedly injured, New York State police confirmed to PIX11.
News of the shooting hit social media first on Sunday, November 26, 2017 in the midst of a busy Thanksgiving shopping weekend. The social media reports focused on the American Eagle store inside the mall and said that people were being evacuated from the shopping center. Photos circulating on social media showed a massive law enforcement response to the mall.
However, News12 Hudson Valley said it was not yet clear whether anyone has been injured as conflicting reports broke out in the immediate aftermath of the shooting. “State police say they have evacuated a store at the Galleria at Crystal Run mall in Middletown amid reports of a possible shooting. Police say the American Eagle store was evacuated. Authorities say they don’t believe it’s an active-shooter situation,” the station reported.
Here are some of the Twitter reports on the shooting:
This article will be updated as more is learned.