Manhunt underway after shooting at Providence Place Mall; shoppers evacuated

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UPDATE: The Providence Place mall has been evacuated and police are hunting for suspects after a shooting Monday evening, city officials confirm.

The shooting took place around 4:45 p.m. in the second floor of the parking garage outside a door to Nordstrom and it “was not random,” according to Providence Police Chief Hugh Clements and Providence Public Safety Commissioner Steven Paré. Clements said the victim went into the mall after the shooting.

Paré said a 19-year-old was shot and taken to Rhode Island Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

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NBC10 Boston affiliate WJAR confirms a heavy police presence was on the scene around 5 p.m. in Providence, and that shoppers had been evacuated. According to the Providence Journal, police said at least one person was shot and sustained a non-life-threatening injury.

Police are continuing to search for suspects, the Providence Journal reports, adding that Nordstrom had been locked down and that the shooting may have taken place near that store.

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