UPDATE 9:40 p.m. 11/29/2019 -- SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) - Police in Syracuse are looking for a gunman who shot a man in the leg Friday inside a shopping mall.

The shooting happened about 7 p.m. and caused a lockdown at the Destiny USA mall.

Police said the shooting appeared to stem from an assault or altercation and was not a random act.

Investigators said the man’s injuries were not considered to be life threatening.

Several Black Friday shoppers posted to social media about hiding inside stores after the gunfire rang out.

Police Chief Kenton Buckner told reporters that officers responded to the mall within seconds of the shooting.

He said the gunman remained on the loose late Friday.


UPDATE 9:00 p.m. 11/29/19: According to a tweet by Syracuse PD, the mall will be closed for the night as the investigation continues. Police say the shooting was not a random act. Anyone with info is asked to contact the police. Further information expected to be released soon. 


SYRACUSE, N.Y. (WENY) -- Police in Syracuse say one man was shot in the leg at the Destiny USA mall on Friday evening.

The injuries are being described as non-life threatening, and the shooter has not been located.

It happened around 7:15 p.m.

According to the department's twitter page, people inside of the mall are being urged to avoid the food court area, and to leave if they're locked inside of a store.