Transcript for Mall Shooting Witness: 'He Was Holding the Rifle Upward'
Joined by an eyewitness at the mall last night, kimberly. Thank you so much for joining us this morning. Tell us what you saw. Well, first, I actually heard the gunshot. I work in a boutique right next to nordstrom. And all of a sudden, I saw a man dressed in black. And he was holding a rifle right next to him. And it was pointed upward. And all of a sudden, I saw him shoot it. Was it pretty clear to you that he was not trying to shoot at people? Well, he was holding the rifle upward. And he shot it upward. So, he doesn't shooting at anyone. And yet, he was coming right towards you? Yes. He was just walking slowly towards our side of the end of the mall. When you saw him coming, what did you do next? My manager was actually in the back room. She screamed for me to come in the back room. We didn't have time to close the gate all the way. So, it was open. And we were terrified that the man, since he saw us, would come to our store. And about how many shots did he fire? Well, he shot one when -- the one that I heard. Then, he shot one when he was coming towards us. And then, when we were finally inside in the back room, he shot three more shots. So, you're hearing all these shots outside. How long did you stay in that back room? We were there for about an hour. What made you think it was safe to come out? Well, we heard a man pull up the gate. And my manager was terrified that it was the man who was firing the shots. But it wasn't. I od the door. I peered through the little crack. And it was a bunch of cops just letting us out of the mall. Kimberly, thanks very much.
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