Social media posts earlier in the afternoon had described an “active shooter” and graphic video from one user appeared to show a bloodied man lying on the floor of the mall.
There has been a shooting at the Del Amo mall in Torrance. The mall is being evacuated. Torrance PD and law enforcement from across the South Bay are on the scene. Please avoid the area and stay safe.— Janice Hahn (@SupJaniceHahn) June 3, 2019
Shooting at Del Amo mall. We’re currently on lockdown. This shouldn’t be the new normal, but it is.— Dani (@Dani_Long_Legs_) June 3, 2019
The Del Amo Fashion Center is a massive, sprawling complex of about 200 stores that has been described as one of the largest shopping centers in the U.S. — a local tourism organization claims it is the third largest in the country. The mall is in the South Bay suburb of Torrance, about 15 miles south-southwest of downtown Los Angeles. After hours of going store to store, searching for the gunman, Torrance Police concluded the lockdown at the mall at around 10 p.m. and told residents they are free to to pick up their cars from the area. Anyone with information is urged to contact police at 310-328-3456.
🙏 please be safe whoever is at Del Amo Mall in Torrance— JohnCendanuuuuhhh (@JohnCendana_) June 3, 2019