Three people were shot in the Arizona Outdoor Mall last Wednesday night. The Glendale Police Department has confirmed this. A suspect, in this case, is currently in custody. According to the information received, one victim is in critical condition, the other two are out of danger. According to the police, everyone is expected to survive.
Please stay out of the #Westgate area. Preliminary info from our dispatch is there were at least two persons struck by gunfire and one person is in custody. PIO is enroute to the scene. Media staging for now will be West of the Arena.— Glendale Police (@GlendaleAZPD) May 21, 2020
The incident occurred just before 7:25 pm local time at the Westgate Entertainment District in Glendale, just outside Phoenix. According to Tiffany Nagalula, public information officer of the Glendale Police Department, "The scene was not active when police arrived at the mall." In this case, officials said that "they located the suspect and detained him without incident." Took it in In this case, Naglula said, "All the businesses around are still being asked for shelter so that the authorities can investigate additional victims, suspects or any other security issues."
In this case, the police have not released the names of the victims or suspects. Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey said in a statement late Wednesday night, "Our heart and prayers are with the affected individuals and families tonight as well as first responders and police officers. The state continues to extend its full support to the victims and the community here is." Simultaneously, the officials also said that "there are not many reports of any active shooting."