Police confirm shots fired at Lehigh Valley Mall Saturday evening

Written by on September 19, 2020

Police confirm shots fired at Lehigh Valley Mall Saturday evening

By Tyler Pratt

September 19, 2020

Photo Tyler Pratt

Allentown Police Department confirmed they had been called in to help with the force of an active shooter at the Lehigh Valley Mall.

Police and SWAT were on the scene. No immediate word on injuries or arrests.

First reports came in around 4:50 p.m. Saturday evening of three or shots on the lower level of the mall in the area of J.C. Penny.

UPDATE: At a press conference at 8 p.m., Whitehall Township Police Chief Michael Marks said there are no reports of any known injuries and they do not currently have any suspects. Multiple accounts from shoppers and workers say they heard three or four gunshots but there are no descriptions or suspects at this time.

Police are asking anyone who has cellphone video taken inside the Lehigh Valley Mall at the time of the shooting to call 610-437-3042.

people were evacuated store by store by police in groups. The crowd’s attitude was scared, some laughter, some people were happy to see each other again. Some people were still looking for each other

Law enforcement gathered employees and people who saw anything at the Lehigh Valley Mall shooting at Bob’s Furniture to debrief. Most employees wouldn’t tell the press what they saw, saying they can’t be affiliated with their store

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