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A search operation was underway late Friday in western Washington state after a shooting at a crowded Tacoma mall on Black Friday, injuring at least one person.

There were no active shooters at the Tacoma Mall, about 30 miles south of Seattle, Granthshala 13 of Seattle reported.


The shooting sent shoppers on the run, forcing shelters and shops to close in some places.

North Carolina Black Friday mall shooting sends customers, 3 shot, 1 detained

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“We heard a stampede in the center of the mall and people were trying to run inside and our store employees immediately went and closed the doors,” said witness Auri Moore Granthshala 13, “When they did this, they took everyone in the back of the shop to the back of the shop and knocked them down. Once they had everyone in the back of the shop, they opened the back room and asked everyone to go to the back room to give us water. And all that, and called the police on the phone.”

No arrests were immediately received.

Nothing was given about the condition of the victim. Officials were also searching for additional victims.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.