A report of a shooting was received by authorities around 6:30 p.m. near a Barnes & Noble store at the Mall of Victor Valley, located at 14400 Bear Valley Rd Ste 735.
Stores went into lockdown, with employees and customers sheltering inside. A heavy law enforcement presence was outside the Barnes & Noble store, and customers were seen gathering at a vestibule inside a nearby Macy’s store as deputies conducted a search of the area.
The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department also attempted to clear the mall during the search for the shooter, who fled the scene. Authorities described the shooting as an apparent “isolated incident” and not an active shooter situation.
The 9-year-old girl wounded was transported to a hospital in stable condition, according to the sheriff’s department.
No additional suspects are believed to be involved, and authorities say they are investigating leads as the manhunt for the gunman continues.
Authorities say the mall will be closed for the remainder of the evening.
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