On Wednesday, May 20, at the Westgate Shopping and Entertainment Center in Glendale, Arizona, there was a shooting that injured at least three people. The shooter has been apprehended and is currently in custody.
Police Officer Tiffany Ngalula reported that one of the victims was in critical condition, while the other victims had sustained life-threatening injuries. According to Nagula, the shooting ended before the police arrived. Police officers engaged in a confrontation with the suspect and soon managed to apprehend him.
The identity of the criminal is not disclosed. In a CNN statement, a Westgate Entertainment District representative said he was “deeply concerned about the incident, and our thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their families. “Westgate will continue to work closely with the Glendale Police Department and internal security to ensure the best possible safety for our customers, tenants and residents,” the statement said. While the Glendale Police Department officers provide security, they ask people who are still at the mall to find shelter. One of the witnesses who is still at the scene is his employee Isaac Osuna.
He said that he had heard at least five shots before he saw the people fleeing the scene. According to Ngalula, there is a possibility that the shooting was filmed, and police are asking anyone who has the footage to hand over the materials to law enforcement. Arizona State Senator Martin Quesada said he witnessed the shooting. “I’m okay. There are a lot of people here who are shocked,” Quezada tweeted. Arizona Governor Doug Duchay also tweeted about the incident. He said the State Department of Public Security had contacted the local police department. “We are keeping a close eye on this… …and the state is ready to provide support,” the governor said.