Crime Watch 8

Circle Centre Mall shooting: Customer fires at another after store theft

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — A customer fired a gun at a person who had taken goods from a Circle Centre Mall jewelry store on Monday afternoon, says the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department.

IMPD says no one was injured.

Authorities were looking for a suspect after a shot was fired about 2:30 p.m. Monday at Twin Jewelers during what was initially described as an armed robbery, police said. The store is on the second level near the food court.

“I was outside the store waiting for customers to come in and then we heard a big bang and then people, we just saw people sprinting the other way and people were yelling, ‘There is a shooter,'” said Madison Carter, who works at a store just below Twin Jewelers.

News 8’s Sierra Hignite reports a person at the store jumped over a counter to get chains. Upon leaving the store and heading out into the mall, that person was shot by a customer.

An employee told Hignite that stores inside the mall were asked to close while police worked to find the suspect. Some stores remained closed shortly before 3:30 p.m.

Police say recovered one shell casing but have not located a bullet. It is unclear at the moment if more than one shot was fired.

Police are looking for both the theft suspect and the man who fired the gun.

Police have not released any suspect information.

This is a developing story and will be updated.