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Shooting At Fashion Island Mall In Newport Beach Leaves 1 Dead



Shooting At Fashion Island Mall In Newport Beach Leaves 1 Dead

Shooting at Fashion Island Mall leaves one dead. (representative image)

A shooting at Fashion Island Mall in Newport Beach has resulted in at least one fatality. The Newport Beach Fire Department confirmed that firefighters responded to the scene shortly after 3.30 p.m. on Tuesday and found a person dead at the parking lot area of the Barnes & Noble’s bookstore.

Authorities immediately began pursuing the alleged suspects after the incident, leading them into Los Angeles County. Police reported that two suspects jumped out of their vehicle near Los Alamitos. The car continued westbound on the 105 Freeway, reaching speeds of 110 mph. Upon exiting the freeway, two additional suspects fled the vehicle and ran through a nearby South Gate neighborhood. Authorities later apprehended one suspect who was found hiding behind trash cans near a local residence.

Currently, no information is available regarding the identities of the suspects or the victim.

The Newport Police Department has advised residents to avoid the mall area as they continue their investigation.

“Police activity is occurring in the Fashion Island area. Officers are on-scene and the situation is still developing. NBPD is aware of a possible shooting in the area. There are multiple officer’s on scene ensuring the safety of the public. As more information becomes available, we will send additional updates.

Please avoid the area,” police said in a statement.

Speaking to NBCLA, a woman said she was parking her car on her way to a Starbucks at the mall when another shopper stopped her.

“I was just parking my car. And this gal came up to me and said she heard shots, and she said to leave the area,” the woman told the outlet.

Another woman, who works just a few stores down from where the shooting occurred, told ABC7 that she was initially unsure of what was happening.

“A lady went in with her daughter, screaming like, ‘There’s a shooter! There’s a shooter,'” she told the outlet. “We ended up locking down with a lot of customers in there and then waiting.”

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