The Briarwood Mall suspect is “still at large,” said the Ann Arbor police chief
ANN ARBOR, MI – Ann Arbor police continued to search for a suspect who was involved in a shooting in Briarwood Mall on Friday.
“The suspect or suspects are still at large,” Ann Arbor Police Chief Michael Cox said at a press conference outside the Kensington Hotel across from the mall at 4:45 pm
At around 3 p.m. on April 16, several shots were fired at the Von Maur department store in the shopping center. Shortly thereafter, emergency responders were called to the 100 Briarwood Circle mall to collect a reported casualty.
When the police arrived, they found a male victim with non-life threatening injuries. The victim was taken to the University of Michigan Hospital, where she is in stable condition, police said.
Police began evacuating the mall employees, shop by shop, as soon as they got to the scene.
Shortly after 4 p.m., several police cars from the Ann Arbor Police Department and the University of Michigan Police Department were parked outside the Romano Macaroni Grill near the intersection of Eisenhower and State. Two people were handcuffed, but police later said they had nothing to do with the shooting.
Cox said the investigation was still ongoing. Ann Arbor Police urged the public to stay away from Briarwood Mall on Friday night while they were investigating.
“This doesn’t seem to be a random occurrence,” added Cox.
At around 10:20 pm, Ann Arbor Police Department issued the following statement: “All police units have cleared the scene. The investigation continues. The traffic in the mall should be back to normal for Saturday morning. No further press releases are expected until tomorrow. Thank you to everyone who helped us with this incident. “
The Police Department encourages anyone with information to contact the Ann Arbor Police Department at 734-794-6920 or 734-996-8199.
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