1 injured in Black Friday shooting at Tacoma Mall

<p><p>TACOMA — Inside a packed Washington state mall gunshots rang out on Black Friday, injuring one person as hundreds of other shoppers hid inside stores.</p></p><p><p>Authorities said the shooting in Tacoma, south of Seattle, was reported just after 7 p.m. on Friday near the mall’s food court. The person shot was taken to a hospital with serious injuries, Tacoma police said. It’s unclear what condition the injured person was in as of Saturday.</p></p><p><p>As of Saturday morning, there have been no reported arrests.</p></p><p><p>Officers working in the mall saw a small group get into a dispute that escalated with gunfire, KOMO reported. The suspects fled the mall.</p></p><p><p>After the shots rang out at Tacoma Mall, which immediately went into lockdown, shoppers sheltered in place or hid inside stores.</p></p><p><p>“We were about to get up and I hear about six shots or something,” Daisey Dockter, who was finishing a meal with her aunt and uncle when gunfire broke out, told KOMO. “We all just start running toward the door. It’s a huge mob of people. Everyone’s kind of pushing.”</p></p><p><p>At least two uniformed officers were at a table in the food court when the shooting began and both rushed to respond.</p></p><p><p>In addition, more than 60 law enforcement officers from Tacoma, Pierce County, Lakewood, Puyallup and the Washington State Patrol responded.</p></p><p><p>Pierce County Sheriff’s Sgt. Darren Moss said police went in to conduct a “coordinated search” of the mall.</p></p><p><p>Fredrick Hoskins was shopping with his daughter when he heard gunfire.</p></p><p><p>“There was a boom, boom, boom … boom, boom, boom. Maybe like six shots,” Hoskins, who previously served in the military, told The News Tribune. “It sounded like a revolver, and it sounded like one shooter.”</p></p><p><p>The Tacoma Mall is the city’s largest shopping mall, with more than 100 stores.</p></p>