New York mall reopens after gunfire incident causes panic

People embrace after leaving Crossgates Mall in Guilderland, New York after reports of gunfire inside on Saturday. The Albany Times-Union says hundreds of people were evacuated and the mall was locked down. (AP)

A New York mall where panicked shoppers fled after gunshots were fired has reopened.

The Crossgates Mall in Guilderland, New York, outside Albany was back in business at 11 a.m. Sunday.

Authorities say witnesses heard one, possibly two, shots fired at about 2:30 p.m. Saturday. Hundreds fled, while shoppers and employees inside businesses were told to stay in place. A police helicopter flew overhead while investigators checked security cameras for clues they hoped would lead to suspects.

No injuries were reported and no arrests have been made.

The mall is one of the largest in New York, with 250 stores and restaurants. The gunfire was heard near the Apple store on the street level.


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