Shooting chaos at a New Jersey mall

Gunfire shootout erupted inside a crowded Jersey City's Newport Centre Mall as police say two men break out into a fight at the food court as shoppers try to flee the scene; 2 are left badly wounded.
1:26 | 01/13/19

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We do now turn to a frightening scene inside a new Jersey mall. A fight in the food court and then gunfire erupts. Two people hit. Here's ABC's erielle reshef with the video. Reporter: Tonight, police on the hunt for answers after a hail of gunfire erupted in a crowded New Jersey mall. We got to go. We got to go. Let's go. Reporter: Cell phone video capturing the moments of mayhem, panicked shoppers rush to take cover. Counters flying over, shoes, boxes. Reporter: Police swarming the scene, evacuating the building. Nobody's allowed to go in here right now. The mall is on lockdown. Reporter: Adnane jaballah, waiting outside in the cold to reunite with his son. He's still stuck actually now, so I'm waiting for the police to get him out. Reporter: Officials say the situation escalated after a fight between two men. About 6:00, 18:00, we got the first call in for a fistfight on the food court. Subsequently, three calls came in for shots fired. Reporter: Two people shot, now recovering in a nearby hospital. One of them said he got shot. He collapsed, so I started taking care of him. Reporter: Police now combing mall surveillance video for clues. At this point, we're not clear whether this shooter has been apprehended or if he's one of the victims. Reporter: And Tom, tonight the mall has re-opened. Authorities still investigating, but not ruling out the possibility this could be gang-related. The mayor praising officers' active shooter training for saving lives. Tom. All right, erielle, thank you.

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