"NJ mall shooting" began trending late on the evening of Monday, Nov. 4, 2013, and the reason is due to shots being fired at a New Jersey mall. CNN reports that police responded to reports of a shooter at the Westfield Garden State Plaza Mall in Paramus, New Jersey, after two shots were heard near a Nordstrom department store.
Reports are that 6-7 shots were heard around 9:20 p.m. ET. Some reports have said that they heard "two loud booms" and then saw people running.
UPDATE #1: As of 10:45 p.m. ET, it is believed that the gunman is still inside the mall.
Mall employee Eddie Kahman said,"There was just people running like crazy, so I quickly just closed my doors, ran to the back, turned off all the lights, music and everything, just to stay hidden."
Some eyewitnesses have said that someone was seen in tactical gear and walking around the mall. At least 100 stores are currently on lockdown.
Another mall employee by the name of Ally Kozic said that she saw "someone dressed in all black, carrying a large gun walk past our store."
Police are currently surrounding the mall and said to be looking for the gunman, but they are not yet sure if just one person is involved. It is said that a gunman was firing at some security cameras in and around the mall.
The heavy police presence around the NJ mall has grown considerably since the shooting took place. Police are putting on flak jackets and taking out assault weapons as they search for those responsible. No injuries have been reported at this time.