Police said five people were arrested on Saturday in connection with the death of a 19-year-old man who was shot in a department store at the Mall of America in Bloomington, Minnesota, on Friday night.
Three of those detained are 17 years old, and two are 18. Police said they are confident they have apprehended at least one shooter, but officials have not ruled out the possibility of a second shooter.
Bloomington Police Chief Booker Hodges told reporters on Saturday that they haven’t determined a motive and that the people arrested appear to be uncooperative.
“We know how, where, what, and who, but we don’t know why,” Hodges explained.
The victim, whose identity has not been released, was shot during a fight on Nordstrom’s first floor, according to Hodges.
The altercation, which took place between two groups of five to nine people, was captured on mall security video. During the fight, a man pulled out a gun and fired several shots at the victim, according to Hodges.
Hodges said it was unclear what sparked the fight. He claimed that after the shooting, a group of five to seven people fled through a door.
Hodges expressed sympathy for the victim’s family members, who are “having to bury one of their loved ones.”
“They’re in pain, and rightly so, for something that should never have happened,” Hodges explained.