BEACHWOOD, Ohio (WOIO) - One man was shot and injured and one person was arrested after a shooting outside of Beachwood Place Shopping Mall Saturday afternoon, Beachwood Police Chief Kelly Stillman said.
In a press release, Beachwood Police said the shooting does not look like a random act of violence, as the two men appear to know each other.
Stillman said the suspect was arrested by Beachwood Police officers as he ran from the scene.
The victim was shot in the arm and in the pelvis, and is currently out of surgery and recovering in the ICU at a local hospital.
The shooting happened on the southside of the mall, next to Nordstrom’s in the parking lot.
This shooting is the sixth time in three and a half years that a shooting has happened at Beachwood Place Mall.
Gunfire erupted at approximately 1:50 p.m. in the parking lot after a dispute between the two men.
A shell casing was left behind and taken as evidence as Beachwood Police received backup from the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation.
Detectives are following up on leads. No one else was hurt.
The mall remained open with only one entrance on the south side blocked off. At this time no further information is being released. But charges are pending against the suspect.
The names of the victim and the suspect have not been released at this time.
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