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Scary moment for yesterday Kyle Busch …the two-time NASCAR champion and his family were at the Mall of America in Minnesota when gunshots erupted, causing chaos and leaving people fleeing for their lives.
The 37-year-old Busch had enjoyed a day with his son in the largest shopping center in the country. Brextonand his wife, Samanthabefore things took a terrifying turn.
In the video posted online, you can see Busch, dressed in a black and green shirt and white hat, holding hands with Brexton… as everyone tried to get to safety amid the chaos.
Shortly after, Samantha sent an update to friends, family and fans, writing… “When you see the news about the @mallofamerica, we’re out and we’re safe.”
“Praying others is so,” she added.
“We are currently working on an active incident in Mall of America on the northwest side. Numerous agents are on the scene. We will update when we have more information,” the Bloomington Police Department’s official Twitter account wrote.
Police later confirmed shots had been fired… adding that the suspect fled the MOA on foot and officers were investigating the isolated incident.
After some semblance of order was restored, Bloomington PD Chief Booker Hodges addressed the incident in a press conference… and said his agents heard gunshots near the Nike store in the famed mall.
“After watching the video, we saw two groups arguing at the checkout in the Nike store,” Hodges said.
“One of the groups left after the altercation, but instead of walking away, they decided to show a complete disrespect for human life. They decided to fire multiple shots at a shop full of people.”
Fortunately, neither Busch nor his family were injured, and according to police, it appeared that no one else was injured. The chief urged the perpetrator(s) to surrender to the police.