With recent mass shootings dominating headlines, a shots-fired incident in Ann Arbor's Briarwood Mall "terrified" shoppers and retail workers Friday, but the shooting appeared to be confined to one area. A 19-year-old was wounded in the arm in a store, and the gunman is still at large.
Police said they do not believe the shooting was random.
“We all thought that there was a shooter loose in the mall,” said Grace Bowlby. “So we weren’t sure if we were going to have to make a run for it and go out the back door through the tunnels.”
Bowlby, a student at Schoolcraft College, was working her job at Ann Taylor when someone opened fire Friday at the Von Maur store at Briarwood Mall.
“We didn’t know if we were going to have to leave or how long we were going to have to stay in place,” Bowlby said. “It was just, it was very nerve racking. We didn’t know what was going on.”
Bowlby and others sheltered in the back of the store.