- Mall of America is located in Bloomington, Minnesota. Mall of America runs over 520 stores, from food and fashion to general shopping.
- Samantha describes that she stood at the entrance of the Mall, frozen, hearing the gunshot.
Kyle Busch’s wife, Samantha Busch, shared her experience at the Mall Of America and gunshots fired. Yes, the news of Gunshots on Thursday at the Mall spread like a fire. Talking about the incident, the Bloomington Police Department Chief, Booker Hodges, said that the police department is searching for the suspects.
How many stores are in the Mall of America?
Mall of America is located in Bloomington, Minnesota. Mall of America runs over 520 stores, from food and fashion to general shopping. While talking about the incident, Samantha Busch shared a video on Instagram showing Kyle Busch on the phone while with his son Brexton. Further, Samantha describes that she stood at the entrance of the Mall, frozen, hearing the gunshot. Reportedly, the gunshot happened between two groups. Additionally, these two groups were in some kind of altercation over cash at the Nike store.
Samantha Busch recalls the gunshots, chaos, and people crying and shouting over cell phones. Eventually, the Mall of America went into lockdown. Moreover, the police describe it as an isolated incident that might not happen again. Minnesota Governor Tim Walz calls the shooting “unacceptable.” Subsequently, the incident shook the general public and created a panic.
How safe is Mall of America?
Further, the governor states that these brazen incidents will not be tolerated. Additionally, State resources and our full support are on the scenes to look out for the matter. Moreover, the governor is maintaining close communication with Bloomington police and apprehending those who are responsible for the gunshot.
Samantha Busch On her Instagram on Friday after the incident:
Talking about the incident on Friday after the Thursday gunshot violence,
Samantha states that she, her husband, and her kids were at the @mallofamerica. They all head for rides in the center of the mall. Eventually, the girls split up to shop while the boys stayed for more rides. Then chaos ensued.
Further, Samantha states, “I was standing at the entrance of H&M, which is on floor 1, when I heard screaming from above. A group of people were running and yelling. My brain instantly thought it was just teenagers being goofy, and then a split second later herds of people on levels 2 and 3 were running. Next, a wave of people started down our corridor, and that’s when I heard people shouting, “an active shooter in the mall.”
You know the logical thing to do is run out the doors, but with Kyle and Brexton still, somewhere inside I froze where I was. Thank God when I called Kyle, he answered as he and Brex were next in line for a ride, and they didn’t know what was happening. We stayed on the phone with each other while the girls went running outside, getting as much distance from the mall as we could, and the boys made a beeline to the closest parking garage to get out of the building. People were crying, shouting on cell phones, and sirens going off, everyone was confused and didn’t know what was happening, which was the scary part. You didn’t know if it was one person, multiple people, where exactly they were in the mall or outside too, where was it safe to go?”