Deadly shooting on Black Friday in a Sacramento mall


A gunman shot and killed two teens at a Northern California mall in the midst of Black Friday. A 19-year-old man was found dead at the mall and a 17-year-old boy was found critically wounded at a bank outside of the mall. He succumbed to his injuries several hours later, at the hospital. Arden Fair Mall in Sacramento was evacuated shortly after 6 p.m. when shots were fired. Workers at the mall said they heard up to a dozen shots. Customers and workers evacuated through the corridors and stairways in the back of the mall. The shooting appeared to be a targeted and isolated attack. The motivation is not known.


The mall’s security camera footage will be examined by homicide detectives. Police also asked info from witnesses.About 40 homicides have been reported this year in the California capital. Arden Fair is a two-level regional shopping mall. It has over 1,100,000 square feet (100,000 m2) of retail space. Sacramento’s crime rate per 1,000 residents is 6.60. The chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 152.