A shooting that wounded one man in a US shopping mall food court has sent suburban Atlanta shoppers fleeing in panic.
The Cobb County Police Department said the man was wounded at Cumberland Mall around 1pm on Saturday following an argument and that the shooting suspect ran away.
The victim was taken to a hospital, where Cobb County Police spokeswoman Officer Sarah O'Hara said he was in surgery and "expected to survive his injuries".
Police said they have identified a suspect and are looking for him.
Three witnesses told The Associated Press they saw a man bleeding on the floor of the mall's food court after shots were heard. None of the witnesses would identify themselves.
Videos posted online showed people with shopping bags running in all directions from the food court, with some hiding under counters and tables. Shoppers reported that store employees in some cases told them to hide in stockrooms. Police, upon arriving, evacuated people who were found hiding.
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