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One dead after shots fired at University Park Mall in Indiana as local homicide unit investigates

Hunt on for gunman after at least one person is killed at an Indiana mall by a ‘gunman in a clown mask covered in a ripped up US flag’

  • Authorities confirmed that shots were fired at University Park Mall in Mishawaka, Indiana, on Saturday afternoon
  • The St. Joseph County Coroner confirmed that one person was fatally shot 
  • Footage taken by a witness showed scared shoppers running out of the mall
  • Police have not confirmed injuries yet, but witnesses and a local journalist said one person was shot
  • St. Joseph County Metro Homicide has taken over the investigation

By Ariel Zilber and Lauren Edmonds For Dailymail.com

Published: | Updated:

At least one person has been killed by a gunman after a gunman opened fire in an Indiana mall and footage showed terrified shoppers sprinting away. 

Frantic calls flooded into the Mishawaka Police Department just before 3pm as residents reported a shooting at University Park Mall.

St. Joseph County Coroner Michael McGann confirmed on Saturday evening that one person had been killed but no other details were available, the South Bend Tribune reported.

Investigators have so far not released any information about a possible suspect.

As of 3:45pm, police said the incident was no longer an active shooter situation and that they were searching for a suspect.   

The gunman was reported to be wearing a clown mask and covered in a ripped up US flag. 

Footage taken by a witness at University Park Mall shows a crowd of people screaming as they run towards the exit doors.

Footage taken by a witness at University Park Mall in Mishawaka, Indiana, shows shoppers sprinting out of the exit doors after shots were fired 

The woman who posted the video claimed her younger sister was at the mall when two shots went off.   

Authorities have confirmed to ABC 57 that shots were fired inside the mall.  

There is no official word on injuries, but one Indiana journalist and witnesses reported that a person was shot. 

‘I heard a bang and saw people running,’ said 44-year-old Renee Dominik. 

‘I thought it was maybe a tornado.’ 

Dominik said a shoe store employee told people take cover inside once the gunfire started.

She, her family, and about 35 others rushed into the store’s back room before eventually emerging after the danger had apparently passed.

There is no official word on injuries, but one Indiana journalist and witnesses reported that a person was shot

St. Joseph County Metro Homicide has taken over the investigation and authorities were at the scene at University Park Mall (pictured)

DailyMail.com has reached out to the Mishawaka Police Department and St. Joseph County Metro Homicide to confirm.

St. Joseph County Metro Homicide has taken over the investigation, and the mall has been evacuated as a precaution. 

Mishawaka is a town that neighbors South Bend. It is located about 150 miles north of Indianapolis. 

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