Westfield Garden State Plaza Mall in Paramus, New Jersey is the latest report of police needing to respond to a shooting, according to a CNN report on Monday night. The mall is said to be one of the largest in the New York City area.
The report states that at least one person has fired gunshots at security cameras in the vicinity of the mall's Nordstrom store.
From a New Jersey State Police statement, there have been no immediate reports of injuries.
One of the witnesses said that he heard 6 – maybe 7 gunshots at approximately 9:20 ET on Monday night. A witness said that there were people running like crazy.
An employee of one of the stores claims she saw someone dressed in all black, carrying a large gun, walk past the store she works at.
As of the last report, there was a large police presence at the Westfield Garden State Plaza Mall via some-29 marked and unmarked police vehicles. Police officers are wearing flak jackets and have brought out assault weapons to respond to the gunman. The mall was quickly put on lockdown due to the incident.
The mall is just 12 miles from Manhattan in New York City and reportedly has about 300 stores.