Deadly shooting at Eastland Center Mall

Posted at 6:29 PM, Dec 26, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-27 11:44:26-05

One person was shot and killed at Eastland Center Mall.

Witnesses tell 7 Action News the suspect was walking out of the mall when he fired shots.

One person was arrested in the parking lot.  The victim is believed to be in his late teens or early 20s.  He was rushed to the hospital, but doctors were unable to save him. 

The mall was put under lockdown. Shoppers found themselves trapped as rumors swirled about what happened.

“It was a scary feeling to be shopping, and then the doors start closing down on you,” said Annette Coleman, who was exchanging Christmas gifts when it happened just before six this evening.

Harper Woods Police are investigating motive.  They say it doesn't appear to be robbery or random.  It appears the shooter and victim knew each other.

They are investigating whether the shooter acted alone. Anyone with information is asked to call Harper Woods Police.