Witness shares story of being at Genesee Valley Mall as gunshots started | News

Frightening minutes for some consumers in mid-Michigan Saturday afternoon after authorities state shooting emerged at the Genesee Valley Shopping Center in Flint Municipality.

Authorities state 2 individuals were shot and are noted in crucial condition. Shots were fired around 3 p.m. near the JC Penney wing.

“I’ve never experienced anything like that,” a confidential buyer stated. “I went to the mall to meet up with a girlfriend and she wanted to go get sneakers at Villa.”

TV5 spoke with among those consumers who wished to stay confidential and was going shopping close by.

“I was looking at shoes and then I heard that gunshot and I heard another one and then I just booked it I started running,” the buyer stated.

The female stated she heard numerous gunshots while at the shopping mall and right away ran for security.

“I literally had to run past the group of men that were fighting to get out of the store,” the buyer stated.

Once the female made it beyond the shopping mall, she had the ability to satisfy up with her good friend who was likewise frightened, however the good news is all right.

Cops inform TV5, this is the 2nd shooting on the shopping mall home this year. Previously this year there was a shooting beyond the shopping mall.

This shooting took place after a physical run-in in between 2 groups of individuals. As the run-in ended up being more violent several pistols were drawn and shots fired in between the 2 groups of individuals. 

2 individuals were shot and remain in crucial condition.

“From my point of view, it was so sad to see that these are young men that even if they’re not hurt and killed, they’re still ruining their lives,” the buyer stated.

It was a close call that she will not forget. The female stated it will be a while prior to she chooses to patronize the Genesee Valley Shopping Center once again.

“I really try to shop small and support local I feel like our community really needs it but I don’t see myself going back to the valley any time soon having experienced what I did today,” the buyer stated.

Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.