La Palmera Mall shooting
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Possible shooting at La Palmera Mall an ‘isolated incident’, CCPD Public Information Senior officer Travis Pace has confirmed the suspect in the possible shooting at La Palmera Mall was arrested near Leopard and Staples streets.
Corpus Christi police are investigating a shooting near the La Palmera Mall on Monday afternoon.
Around 3:30 p.m., officers responded to a 5,400 block from South Padre Island Drive of a possible business shooting.
Police said the incident was not an active shooting. Alarm systems are needed.
La Palmyra Mall confirmed on their Facebook page that the incident involved two PF Chang restaurant employees from inside the restaurant.
“We can confirm that this was an isolated incident between two parties, who know each other,” a statement from the ministry said.
Police said the suspect fled the scene but was identified and officers are searching for him. Their identities have not been revealed.
The department is asking the public to avoid the area to allow officials to investigate the scene.
The post said that updates will be provided as more information becomes available.
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Corpus Christi Police Department officers were sent to a call at La Palmyra Mall for the shooting at 3:20 p.m. Monday.
CCPD communications officer Gina Peña told KRIS 6 News that they had not received any details from the officers at the site.
However, she tells us this is an “isolated incident”, there is no currently active shooter in the mall.
A manager at Grimaldi’s said the restaurant was still open, and so was PF Chang’s.
The shooting reportedly occurred in that area of the mall.
“I just spoke to the police,” said the manager, who identified himself as Matt. “The police officers told us that we do not have to close our doors in any way. I think they contained the situation.”
Peña said the reported shooter left the mall, and has been identified.
The police are currently looking for him and are asking people to avoid the area.
KRIS 6 News has dispatched a crew to the scene, and we will update the public as the situation evolves.