Christmas Eve Tragedy: One Dead, Several Injured in Citadel Mall Shooting
On the somber evening of Christmas Eve, tragedy struck at the heart of Colorado Springs as a shooting incident unfolded at Citadel Mall, claiming one life and leaving three others wounded. The incident occurred around 4:30 p.m. when the peaceful atmosphere of the holiday season was shattered by the sound of gunfire.
According to police reports, the violence erupted from a confrontation between two groups within the mall premises. When law enforcement arrived on the scene, they discovered a lifeless man inside the mall, a stark reminder of the devastating consequences of the altercation.
Two additional men were found seriously injured, suffering from gunshot wounds, and were swiftly transported to a local hospital. A woman, though injured, fortunately, sustained non-gunshot-related injuries and was described as a minor by the police.
Authorities are urging witnesses to come forward with any information related to the incident. Those who may have seen or heard anything are encouraged to call the non-emergency line at 719-444-7000. The police are actively seeking cooperation from the community to piece together the events that led to this tragic outcome.
As of the latest update at 6:38 p.m., Colorado Springs Police have confirmed the commencement of an investigation into the Citadel Mall shooting. They assure the public that the situation is contained, alleviating concerns of an ongoing threat to the community. The presence of law enforcement remains substantial, particularly near the Dillard’s side of the mall.
This remains a developing situation, and updates will be provided as more information becomes available. Despite the harrowing events, the police have confirmed that the Citadel Mall will reopen on Tuesday morning as originally scheduled after the holiday. The community is urged to remain vigilant and cooperative as the investigation progresses.