DEVELOPING STORY: The San Jose Police Dept. reports at least one person has been shot at Oakridge Mall. Shoppers and mall workers are being told to shelter in place.
Social media was filled with reports of Christmas shoppers ducking into stores to hide from the attacker.
Over the weekend, the mall was targeted by a gang of smash-and-grab bandits who stole more than $1,000 worth of merchandise from Macy’s.
“Two loss prevention employees successfully detained one of these suspects,” SJPD Sgt. Christian Camarillo told ABC 7. “While they were detaining this suspect, a group of this coordinated, organized group that went in there, at least three of them came back and violently assaulted this loss prevention employee.”
Units are currently at Oakridge Mall on reports of a person shot. Officers are working their into the mall.— San José Police Media Relations (@SJPD_PIO) December 21, 2021
Shelter in place if you can. Updates here when available. pic.twitter.com/bw7MGsxkfs
5/ Our Department is using all available resources to curtail these organized retail crime incidents. We are asking for the public’s support as we navigate this very challenging era of criminal tactics.— San José Police Media Relations (@SJPD_PIO) December 19, 2021