SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (NEXSTAR) — One person was shot after a fight broke out in the White Oaks Mall around 6 p.m. on Saturday night, according to Springfield police.
The victim is recovering in the hospital and is expected to survive. Police have not yet shared any details about a potential suspect.
The gunshots terrified shoppers and employees who were nearby.
“I know a lot of everybody started running back, and I saw my manager running back to the gate,” said Olivia Perry, who works at the mall. “I looked at her and she needed help, so I went to her and you could just see parents running around looking for their kids. We had a little boy lose his parents and he didn’t have his phone on him. It was just a lot of stuff you didn’t want to see.”