Update 7:30 a.m. Saturday 2/25/2023 – Officials at Destiny USA confirm that the mall will open Saturday at 10 a.m.

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) — It has been confirmed by Syracuse Police and 911 operators that there was a shot fired inside of Destiny USA.

The first reports from the mall

Shoppers react to being inside the mall

According to News Channel 9’s Andrew Donovan, there was a single bullet that hit a trash can near Destiny’s central tower, towards the middle of the mall.

Hear from Syracuse Police Chief Joe Cecile

SPD is investigating the incident that took place near Cinnabon.

Police have confirmed that this was not an active shooter, and there are no known injuries.

“The suspect has fled the mall and is not in custody,” said SPD.

Person who sheltered in place in Destiny USA

SPD evacuated the those inside. The mall is now closed.