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A suspect is in custody following a shooting that injured two women Friday at the New River Valley Mall in Christiansburg.

One of the victims was taken to LewisGale Hospital at Montgomery, and the other was airlifted to Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital.

Investigators have not released the shooting suspect’s identity, but they have confirmed that the suspect is an adult man. WDBJ7 has confirmed two pictures of the suspect being taken into custody. Click here to see the pictures.

An official tells WDBJ7 that when police came, the shooting suspect dropped his gun and told police "Come get me." The suspect is still being interviewed by Christiansburg police, and has not been charged yet.

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The official also said one of the two injured women was shot through a window and had cuts to her face, and was hit in the hand.

Investigators are holding a news conference at 8 p.m. about the shooting. WDBJ7 is planning on live streaming the news conference.

The New River Valley Mall was evacuated after the shootings and remains closed. The mall released the following statement at 6 p.m. about the shootings
“First and foremost, our thoughts and prayers are with the victims of this senseless act, as well as their families. The investigation into what happened is being coordinated by the Christiansburg Police Department, and we are cooperating fully with the police.  Like everyone in our community, we are relieved to learn that a suspect is in custody.

The mall will be closed for the balance of today, and we expect to have an announcement at a later time regarding when it will reopen.  We also expect to soon have a team at the scene to provide counseling and emotional support to tenants and employees as needed, to help the individuals cope with the effects of this tragedy in the difficult time.”

The first call about the shootings came into the Christiansburg 911 Dispatch Center around 1:55 p.m. The call came in as a person with a gun at New River Community College’s satellite location, which is inside the New River Valley Mall. The caller said they heard shots fired.

Officers were on scene at 2 p.m. The suspect was taken into custody a short time later.

 “At this time we do not believe there is any continuing threat to the community at large,” Christiansburg Police Chief Mark Sisson said during a 3 p.m. news conference.

Montgomery County schools were briefly locked down, but that lockdown was lifted shortly after the suspect was placed in custody.

Witnesses tell WDBJ7 that the gunman jumped out of a white car and entered New River Valley Mall through a side entrance.

WDBJ7 spoke with a man who works inside the mall, but didn't make it inside for work Friday.

“When I got to the mall I saw all the commotion and I called my boss, she told me not to come in,” Josiah Munger said.

Munger has a friend who was in class inside the school.

The friend said he heard four shots from what sounded like a shotgun, but we have not confirmed any of that as police are still continuing their investigation inside the mall.

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An official tells WDBJ7 that when police came, the shooting suspect dropped his gun and told police "Come get me."

The official also said one of the two injured women was shot through a window and had cuts to her face and was hit in the hand.

Investigators are holding a news conference at 8 p.m. WDBJ7 is planning on live streaming the news conference.

Here is a statement from New River Valley Mall about the shootings:

First and foremost, our thoughts and prayers are with the victims of this senseless act, as well as their families. The investigation into what happened is being coordinated by the Christiansburg Police Department, and we are cooperating fully with the police.  Like everyone in our community, we are relieved to learn that a suspect is in custody.
 
The mall will be closed for the balance of today, and we expect to have an announcement at a later time regarding when it will reopen.  We also expect to soon have a team at the scene to provide counseling and emotional support to tenants and employees as needed, to help the individuals cope with the effects of this tragedy in the difficult time.