Woman Injured in Shooting at University Mall in Tuscaloosa, Alabama Saturday
Dozens of officers from the Tuscaloosa Police Department are on the scene of a shooting at University Mall of McFarland Boulevard.
Stephanie Taylor, a TPD spokesperson, said one woman was injured in the shooting but police do not currently believe there is an active threat to the public.
"Dispatchers received multiple calls about shots fired at University Mall. One caller reported that someone fired from the parking lot into area of the food court," Taylor said in an email to local media. "A woman who suffered what appears at this time to be a minor injury was transported to DCH via private vehicle. Investigators with the Tuscaloosa Violent Crimes Unit are responding and will release any further information. We do NOT believe anyone is in danger at this time."
Nothing further was immediately available Saturday afternoon
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UPDATE 2:30 P.M.: Taylor said police have now determined the shots fired came from inside the mall, not the parking lot. The only victim found so far is a woman who was grazed by a bullet.
No suspects have been taken into custody yet, and TPD is expected to turn the case over to the multi-agency Tuscaloosa Violent Crimes Unit who will provide any future updates.
UPDATE, 5:45 P.M.: Tuscaloosa Police now say four people suffered minor injuries as a result of the shooting. Three declined hospitalization, and the female victim mentioned earlier was taken to DCH Regional Medical Center for treatment of her graze wound.
The other three victims were struck by bullet fragments or shrapnel from other sources and not seriously hurt.
No suspects have been arrested as of this update.