Multiple people shot at shopping mall in Arizona

Multiple people shot at Arizona shopping mall

GLENDALE, Ariz. — Multiple people were shot by a man armed with an AR-15 style rifle at the Westgate Entertainment District, a large shopping mall northwest of Phoenix.

One suspect is in custody, according to police.

Police confirmed that at least three people were shot Wednesday evening at the shopping center in Glendale. One victim is listed in critical condition while the two others had non-life threatening injuries, Glendale Police Officer Tiffany Ngalula said Wednesday night.

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In a statement to CNN, Westgate Entertainment District said they were “deeply troubled by this incident, and our thoughts and prayers go out to the victims and their families.”

“Westgate will continue to work closely with the Glendale Police Department and in-house security to best ensure the safety of our customers, tenants and residents,” the statement said.

Arizona State Senator Martin Quezada was at the mall during the shooting. He said that there were multiple victims and the shooter used what he believed to be an AR-15 rifle in the attack.

Arizona Governor, Doug Ducey said on Twitter that he is monitoring the situation.

Police were shutting down the area for safety, authorities said.

The Associated Press contributed to this story.

FILE PHOTE: Exterior view of the Glendale Arena located in the Westgate Entertainment District in Glendale, Arizona.
FILE PHOTE: Exterior view of the Glendale Arena located in the Westgate Entertainment District in Glendale, Arizona. (Barry Gossage/Getty Images)