Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Shooting at Citadel Mall injures three, mall has now reopened

Posted By on Wed, Dec 19, 2018 at 12:47 PM

click to enlarge The Citadel Mall was the scene of a shooting about 2 p.m. on Dec. 18. It has since reopened. - EL PASO COUNTY ASSESSOR'S OFFICE
  • El Paso County Assessor's Office
  • The Citadel Mall was the scene of a shooting about 2 p.m. on Dec. 18. It has since reopened.

The Citadel Mall has reopened following a Dec. 18 shooting and police have released the following update on the incident:

On December 19, 2018, at approximately 2:48 AM, a juvenile male arrived at a local hospital with a gunshot wound. Colorado Springs Police Department officers responded to the hospital and learned that the victim was shot while standing outside of the Citadel Mall on December 18, 2018, at approximately 1:45 PM. The victim was treated and released.

The Colorado Springs Police Department’s Violent Crimes Section continues their active investigation identifying responsibility for this act of violence. Detectives have identified three gunshot victims, two adults and one juvenile. There is one additional juvenile female who was not hit by gunfire, but is a victim in this investigation.

Detectives will be charging Attempted First Degree Murder – Four Counts, a Class 2 Felony, First Degree Assault – Two Counts, a Class 3 Felony, as the investigation moves forward. Please follow Twitter for updates, as appropriate.

——- ORIGINAL POST, DEC. 18, 5:28 P.M.———
If you were thinking of wrapping up your Christmas shopping after work today at the Citadel Mall, forget it. It's closed following a shooting that left two people seriously injured but not with life threatening injuries.

The Colorado Springs Police Department, which responded to the shooting about 2 p.m., sent a tweet at about 3:45 saying, "The Citadel Mall has decided to stay closed. They will reopen tomorrow morning at 9:00AM. CSPD will be clearing the scene within the hour. CSPD and Mall Management appreciates our community and your patience."

KOAA News 5 reported from the scene that apparently two men got into a yelling match with people in a red car, who shot them. The driver of the red car then drove away.

CSPD just put out this statement: 
On December 18, 2018, at approximately 1:45 PM, officers with the Colorado Springs Police Department responded to the Citadel Mall on a reported shooting. Upon arrival, officers located two victims, one outside and one inside the mall, with what appeared to be gunshot wounds. Both individuals were transported to a local hospital. The victims were adult males and are in serious and stable condition.

The Colorado Springs Police Department’s Violent Crimes Section responded to the scene and assumed responsibility for this investigation. Preliminary information reveals a verbal argument started outside the mall on the south side. Multiple shots were fired from a vehicle striking two individuals. This continues to be an active investigation. Follow Twitter for updates, as appropriate.

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