2 shot outside mall in Salt Lake City suburb

Police are searching for three suspects of mall shooting in the US

Utah police say two people are in the hospital after a shooting Sunday outside a popular mall in a Salt Lake City suburb. The male is in critical condition while the female is in serious condition, Bass said.

Police officers were seen escorting people out of the mall with their hands in the air, according to video footage published on social media. He said he's never heard of a shooting like this happening in Murray before.

The shooting triggered the evacuation and closure of the mall home to stores such as Crate and Barrel, Macy's and Nordstrom.

Bass told Fox 13 that authorities were looking for three people who fled the mall in light-colored hoodies or sweatshirts and dark trousers.

Authorities say a gunman has opened fire at a mall near Salt Lake City and that three people were wounded.

One shopper told Gephardt Daily they heard a warning siren about 1:40 p.m. and were just leaving the mall when they heard what they thought were gunshots.

"Right after I started filming, gunshots were right around the corner from me", he told The Associated Press.

"We ran to the truck". She said 10 to 12 employees and around 20 customers hid in the store's upstairs stockroom.

Shoppers with their hands raised are evacuated from a Utah mall after a gunman opened fire
RICK BOWMER APShoppers with their hands raised are evacuated from a Utah mall after a gunman opened fire

"We do not know their identities, we have descriptions of them", Murray Police Det.

"We were mostly all quiet and in shock", said Calacino, a 21-year-old student at the University of Utah.

It is still unclear how many shots were fired during the shooting, but it occurred outside on the east side of the mall, Bass said.

"People running to their cars, nearly hitting each other to try to get out of the parking lot", she said.

The shooting happened at the Fashion Place mall in Murray, a spokesperson for the Murray Police Department told ABC News. Some people were crying.

The Salt Lake Tribune newspaper reports officers are searching for the gunman.

"There was a sense of panic", she said.

Rebecca Madsen, who was working at a chocolate kiosk in the mall, told the Deseret News that she was also in the back of Claire's.

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