Police: 2 teens hurt as fight leads to shooting at MacArthur Center in Norfolk

NORFOLK — Police here said two people have been injured after a fight led to shots being fired at the MacArthur Center Mall Thursday afternoon.

Authorities said there was a fight inside the mall. Two people were taken to a local hospital with what authorities described as “non-life-threatening injuries.”

Around 2:15 p.m., Norfolk police responded to MacArthur Center located at 300 Monticello Avenue when shots were heard inside the mall.

There, police found an 18-year-old and a 16-year-old suffering from “non-life-threatening” gunshots wounds.

The mall was immediately placed on lock-down.

At 4:15 p.m., police cleared the mall, tweeting that the MacArthur Center “is now open for business, but the ‘interior entrance’ to Nordstrom will remain closed until the scene has been processed.”

The 16-year-old was taken to Children’s Hospital of the King’s Daughters while the 18-year-old was taken to Sentara Norfolk General Hospital, police said.

On Friday, police said four men have been charged in connection with the shooting.

Three of the men range in age from 18 to 22 and are charged with offenses including assault and discharge of a firearm in a public place. An 18-year-old is charged with having a concealed weapon. Police aren’t saying which of the men was shot.

Police said the shooting is being investigated as an isolated incident.

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