Security guard shot at Buckland Hills mall in Manchester, police say
Manchester police are investigating a shooting at the Buckland Hills Mall after a security guard was injured on Friday.
According to the Manchester Police Department, a shooting was reported in the parking lot outside of the Macy’s Men’s store just after noon. Officers reportedly found a 27-year-old man with a gunshot wound just inside the store entrance. He was taken to Hartford Hospital, according to police.
Police said a preliminary investigation shows the man who was shot was a loss prevention officer for Macy’s who was attempting to stop a theft.
“We are deeply saddened about the incident that took place today at Macy’s Pavilions at Buckland Hills. The safety of our customers and our colleagues is Macy’s top priority,” Macy’s external communications associate Stephanie Jimenez said in a statement. “We are working closely with the local police department on this investigation and defer all comments about the case to them per policy.”
In a news release Friday evening, police said they believed the suspect had fled the area.