Shooter/victims on the second floor? Officially the perp did not go up to the second floor nor was anybody shot on the second floor. But the
witnesses say otherwise:
After police had shot dead the suspected shooter, police warned of a second shooter on the second floor
of the mall.
A woman on the lower level of the mall, near the Black Chandelier store, said she saw a shot and looked up upstairs
and saw the gunman. He had
a long dark coat, dark brown hair and was carrying a rifle or shotgun, she said. ....
Brad Merrill was waiting with his son outside of the Spaghetti Factory when a shooter ran up the stairs
and "blew the doors and windows off."
"He didn't say anything, he just shot in the door," Merrill said.
John and George Donham, who live in an apartment south of Trolley Square, were walking through the east parking lot of the mall when they heard
gunshots. They.... saw a man sitting in the passenger side of a dark Chrysler, bleeding from a head wound. He told the Donhams that he had been
shot while he was on the second floor
main lobby on the north side of the mall.
--Two teenage girls heard the shots ringing out while they were inside the Desert Edge Brewery. After hearing one "really loud bang, people scattered
everywhere," said Vera Bendixen. She and her friend, Tricia Temple, heard lots of rapid-fire shots and they ran into the pub's restroom, where they
hid until employees told them everyone needed to get out.
Upon leaving the brewery, the girls said they passed two bodies lying on the floor on the second floor
of the mall.
post by JamesA: "we're trapped in the backroom of pottery barn kids and we witnessed people being gunned down in the second floor
and in the
entry way. police are aware we're here. and we just want everyone to know we're okay"