SACRAMENTO, Calif — Update 7:24 p.m.:
The two brothers who were shot and killed at Arden Fair Mall on Black Friday were named by their family members on GoFundMe.
Dwayne James. Jr, 19, and Saquan Reed, 17, were identified by the family as the two brothers who were killed.
Update 1:50 p.m.:
A spokesperson for Arden Fair Mall released a statement on the Friday night shooting that left two people dead.
"This is an active investigation and Arden Fair continues to work closely with all law enforcement agencies involved. We are deeply saddened by the tragic event that occurred Friday evening and our prayers and condolences are with the families of the victims."
Update 8:40 a.m.:
The second person shot in a shooting at Arden Fair Mall Friday night has died, the Sacramento Police Department said.
Arriving officers found two people shot after they responded to calls of shots fired around 6:11 p.m. The second victim was a 17-year-old male who was taken to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries. He was pronounced dead hours later. The other victim, a 19-year-old man, sustained life-threatening injuries from the shooting and was pronounced deceased on scene by fire personnel.
The Sacramento County Coroner’s Office will release the identity of the adult victims after next of kin have been notified.
The Sacramento Police Department encourages any witnesses to contact the dispatch center at (916) 808-5471 or Sacramento Valley Crime Stoppers at (916) 443-HELP (4357). Callers can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a reward up to $1,000. Anonymous tips can also be submitted using the free “P3 Tips” smartphone app.
One person is dead and another injured after a shooting happened inside the Arden Fair Mall on Black Friday.
Sacramento Police said the area is not under an active threat and that the suspected shooter ran away. No suspect information is currently available.
Arriving officers found two people shot after they responded to calls of shots fired around 6:11 p.m.
Captain Keith Wade, spokesperson for Sacramento Fire Department, said one person was taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries. Police said the other victim died at the scene but didn't detail where the person was.
No other information on the victims was shared by Sacramento Fire or Sacramento Police Department.
The investigation is ongoing, but Officer Karl Chan said that shooting appears to be an isolated incident.
The mall has been evacuated since the shooting happened. Nathan Spradlin, spokesperson for the Arden Fair Mall, said the mall will post reopening information on their website once they get confirmation on a date and time.
Anyone with information on the shooting can call Sacramento Police at 916-808-5471
Mayor Darrell Steinberg also issued a statement about the shooting on Twitter.
"We are deeply concerned by the increase in gun violence in Sacramento and other cities during the pandemic, and have supported increasing our efforts to reach young people at risk. A gun is never the answer," he said.
Sacramento Regional Transit officials said riders should expect delays and detours near Arden Fair Mall due to the police activity.