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Danbury Police are investigating reports of shots fired at Danbury Fair Mall. People were initially told to shelter in place.  The incident took place in or around Macy’s shortly after 7pm.  State Police are assisting Danbury. 

Danbury Police say at least 8 people were involved in an altercation, someone brandished a gun, and a shot was fired. Police believe the 16-year old girl was not the target, but an innocent victim. Police say she was alert and conscious when she was transported to Hartford Hospital in critical condition.

Investigators reviewed surveillance video and saw one white man leaving the mall with a hammer and they believe he may have been the intended target.

The suspect(s) fled the scene and are still at large. 

Mutual aid was provided by the FBI, State Police, the Putnam County Sheriff's Office, the Southwest Regional Emergency Services Unit and police from Bethel, Brookfield, Newtown, New Fairfield, Redding and Ridgefield.

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