A man died and two others injured during a shooting at the mall in Lexington on Sunday; Police said.
The Lexington police Department said in a post on social media that the shooting occurred around 4 pm outside of a store at Fayette mall in Kentucky. Police later said that the shooting didn’t appear to be random.
“It appears from the information that we’ve gathered thus far that the persons involved knew each other,” Lexington Police Chief Lawrence Weathers told reporters. “We know at least the intended target may have known the suspect.”
Three people were taken to a hospital, Weathers said. He did not offer further details on the shooter.
Police gave an update at 10:15 p.m. that one male victim has died. His name will be released once the family is notified. The conditions of the other victims are unknown.
Officers evacuated the mall and searched and cleared each store, it was also told that investigations is still on going.
Alicia Spurlock who was out shopping with her daughter told the Lexington Herald-Leader that she and her daughter had just left a store inside the mall when they heard multiple gunshots.
“It took me a minute to register what that was,” Spurlock said. “Everybody just started running.”