New York - Authorities put a shopping mall in Paramus, New
Jersey, on lockdown late on Monday after a gunman was spotted and witnesses
reported hearing shots, US media said.
No injuries were immediately reported.
Shooting erupted at the Garden State Plaza Mall around 21:20
local time, CNN television reported. One gunman dressed in black was being
sought by police, NBC said.
Witnesses gave varying accounts of the number of shots they
heard, the reports said.
Many stores scrambled to close their gates, but CNN cited
Bergen county officials as saying the suspect was still at large over an hour
after the shooting was first heard at the popular mall in a suburban area near
New York City.
Shocked workers and shoppers scurried out in a an alarming
incident that recalled September's tragedy at a shopping mall in Nairobi, Kenya
where an attack claimed by Somalia's al-Qaeda linked Shebaab killed at least 67