MILPITAS, Calif. (KRON) — On December 19, 2020, at about 5:16 P.M., officers responded to numerous reports of shots fired inside the Great Mall in Milpitas.
Officers arrived and found a 22- year old male, San Francisco resident, suffering from a non-life-threatening gunshot wound.
He was transported by paramedics to a local hospital.
Further investigation by detectives from the Special Investigations Unit revealed the 22-year-old male sustained a self-inflicted gunshot wound and was not the victim of an act of violence.
As of 9:26 p.m., Milpitas police say the search inside the mall for a suspect has concluded.
Customers and employees who were previously under lockdown in the mall have been escorted out safely.
Officials say there were two unrelated medical emergencies during evacuations, which required medical transportation to a local hospital.
Detectives remain on scene and are actively investigating this incident.
There is currently no on-going threat to the community at this time, the Milpitas Police Department says.
Video obtained by KRON4 and several social media posts shows people hiding inside of stores.
Since around 5:15 p.m., search teams were looking through all stores that were sheltering-in-place for a suspect.
Employees and customers were escorted out into the parking lot.
Santa Clara County Sheriff’s deputies are on scene.
The incident was reported around 5:15 p.m., Milpitas PD told KRON4.
The motive of the shooting and number of suspects is unknown at this time.
No arrests have been made.
Officials are asking the public to avoid the area.
Check back for updates as this is a developing story