THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. -- Police confirmed that a shooting inside an LA-area mall on Saturday left one woman dead and a man shot in an apparent murder-suicide attempt, FOX 5 broadcast partner KTLA reports.
Officials said that the two were divorced and had two children together.
After reports of the shooting at 2:15 p.m., the Oaks mall in Thousand Oaks was evacuated.
A gun was recovered at the scene of the shooting and authorities are not looking for additional suspects, Ventura County Sheriff’s Office Sgt. Eric Buschow said.
The injured male was taken to a hospital by the Ventura County Fire Department, according to KTLA.
Some visitors were seen exiting the store Saturday afternoon, but others inside were asked to shelter in place as police did a “security sweep,” Buschow said. He asked residents to be patient and avoid the area during the investigation.
Video posted on twitter by Anthony A. Angelini showed armed deputies outside one of the mall exits with guns drawn as visitors walked out.
The mall was reopened at about 4:20 p.m.