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Shooting at largest shopping center in U.S. before Christmas leaves one dead
By: Xinhua
update:December 26,2022
WASHINGTON, Dec. 24 (Xinhua) -- A shooting inside the Mall of America in Bloomington, the U.S. state of Minnesota, on Friday evening left a 19-year-old man dead.
Bloomington's police said the person was shot and killed after two groups of males got into an altercation in Nordstrom, a department store at the country's largest shopping complex.
Officers responded to the sounds of gunshots coming from the first floor of Nordstrom and found the man with multiple gunshot wounds at the scene, where he was pronounced dead.
No arrests have been made. Police said they would provide additional information about the shooting on Saturday.
The Mall of America, which has more than 500 stores, went into lockdown after the shooting. It will reopen on Saturday, but Nordstrom will remain closed.
The shooting occurred before Christmas, which falls on Sunday, amid the busiest week for shopping in the United States.
U.S. Senator Chris Murphy weighed in on the shooting on Saturday, tweeting that such an incident "doesn't happen anywhere else but here." 
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