Shooting at American Dream Mall, East Rutherford, NJ

NJ police are investigating a shooting that took place at the American Dream Mall in East Rutherford, NJ Thursday night. 

So far, bystanders from the incident have reported that one person was shot, possibly in the chest, two times. The shooting took place in the parking lot of the mall. 

The suspect fled following the shooting. 

A senior law enforcement official said the victim walked into the mall after being shot. The mall then went into lockdown. 

The investigation is ongoing. 

Other bystanders and law enforcement officers say there may have been more than 1 suspect, potentially three total, in what was possibly a targeted attack (as opposed to a random act of violence or an unplanned crime of passion).

According to police, the victim is conscious, but the extent of the victim’s injuries is unclear. 

This incident is the second of two shootings to occur in the north Jersey area this week, and the fourth this year. 

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