Giants players were believed to be inside Mall of America during deadly shooting

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The Mall of America was shut down Friday after a 19-year-old man died during a shooting, Bloomington police said. At the time of the shooting and ensuing lockdown, some New York Giants players were believed to be inside the Mall of America. The team is in Minnesota for Saturday’s Week 16 game against the Vikings.

Pat Hanlon, the Giants’ executive vice president of communications, told The Associated Press that the team was staying at a hotel adjacent to a shopping mall and that several players were inside at the time of the shooting. He added, “Everyone is back in the hotel and taking responsibility.”

Bob Papa, the Giants’ longtime radio play-by-play announcer, tweeted that he was also at the Mall of America during the lockdown.

According to Bloomington Police Chief Booker Hodges, there was some altercation between the two groups at Nordstrom’s location on the mall. At one point, someone pulled out a gun and fatally shot the victim multiple times. Mall surveillance showed that an altercation erupted between the two groups (estimated 5-9 people) before the gun was pulled out and someone opened fire.

Along with the 19-year-old victim, a bystander’s jacket was also grazed by a bullet during the shooting at the Nordstrom store in the mall, Hodges said.

“I don’t know why it happened or what happened,” Hodges said.

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