3 nabbed, 1 sought after gunshot at NW Indiana mall
Sunday, November 11, 2012 04:59 pm
HOBART — Police say three youths have been arrested and a fourth was being sought after a gunshot led to the evacuation of a shopping mall in northwestern Indiana.The Times of Munster reports (http://bit.ly/W1WWPb ) the bullet from a Russian-made 7.65 mm handgun lodged in a ceiling and did not strike anyone Saturday at the Westfield Southlake mall in Hobart, six miles southeast of Gary.
Hobart Police Chief Jeff White says off-duty officers working security at the mall swiftly apprehended three boys ages 14, 15, and 16.
He says the boys who've been arrested were the aggressors in a fight with another group of boys.
Witnesses say the shooting sparked a chaotic scene as people fled from the area of the shooting. Authorities evacuated the mall at 6:30 p.m. Saturday.