shopping mall

13 Stories

10 Dead in Shooting at German Shopping Mall

Police believe the lone shooter killed himself

(Newser) - At least 10 people are dead, including the suspected shooter, following a shooting at a mall Friday evening in Munich, Germany, the AP reports. The shooting started around 6pm local time at a McDonald's inside Olympia Einkaufszentrum mall. According to CNN , witnesses reported seeing three people with guns near... More »

2 Dead in Shootings at Maryland Mall, Grocery Store

Police have a possible suspect in custody

(Newser) - Two people are dead following shootings at a shopping mall and grocery store Friday in Maryland, and police have a possible suspect in custody. The first shooting took place around 11am outside the Westfield Montgomery Mall in Bethesda, with two men and one woman hit, Fox 5 DC reports. Two... More »

Video Catches Easter Bunny in Brawl at NJ Mall

Man says he was attacked by angry parent

(Newser) - The Easter Bunny isn't always a happy-go-lucky bearer of chocolate. Around 7pm on Sunday, for example, he found himself at the center of a brawl at the Newport Centre shopping mall in Jersey City, reports the New York Daily News . Police say the incident began when a girl fell... More »

Beneath Empty Michigan Mall: 484 Rooms

What lurks beneath Northland Center is wild

(Newser) - While it's far too early to declare the shopping mall "dead" (the New York Times last year cited figures that showed only 20% of America's 1,200 malls have vacancy rates in excess of 10%), there are dead malls. The Detroit Free Press has the fascinating story... More »

Man Leaps to His Death When Girlfriend Won't Stop Shopping

They got into a fight about shoes, witnesses say

(Newser) - A Chinese man reportedly took to drastic measures after his girlfriend refused to stop shopping. After shopping at a mall in China for more than five hours with his girlfriend, 38-year-old Tao Hsiao reportedly responded to her request to go into one more store by leaping over the railing seven... More »

Kenya Mall Attack Rehearsed, 'Meticulously Planned'

Plus: Gunshots still ringing out

(Newser) - Some of the terrorists who attacked Kenya's Westgate Mall are said to have used G3 assault rifles, cumbersome guns carried by Kenyan security officers, and "you don't bring something like a crew-served weapon through the door," an American official tells the New York Times . "Those... More »

Toll Hits 59 in Kenya Mall Attack

Al-Shabab militants still holed up in Westgate Mall

(Newser) - The attack by al-Qaeda-linked militants al-Shabab yesterday at an upscale mall in Nairobi has now killed at least 59 people and wounded 175, Kenya's interior secretary said today. Multiple barrages of gunfire erupted this morning from inside the building where there is a hostage standoff with Islamic extremists nearly... More »

39 Dead in Kenya Mall Attack: President

Americans among those injured

(Newser) - The death toll from an attack on an upscale mall in Nairobi today has now reached at least 39, with another 150 injured, the country's president, Uhuru Kenyatta, said in a national TV address. Kenyatta says he "personally lost family members" in the attack on the Westgate mall,... More »

200-Teen Brawl Shuts Down Louisiana Mall

Social media 'meet and greet' becomes meet and beat

(Newser) - A battle royale in Baton Rouge caused a stampede and forced the Mall of Louisiana to close early on Saturday night. Police say up to 200 teens who showed up for a "meet and greet" organized via Instagram instead ended up brawling in the food court and outside the... More »

13 Kids Among 19 Dead in Qatar Mall Blaze

New Zealand triplets, two firefighters die

(Newser) - Thirteen children and four teachers were among at least 19 people killed when a fire broke out in a shopping mall in the Qatari capital of Doha yesterday. The victims were trapped inside a nursery in the upscale mall, where the fire is believed to have started, reports the BBC... More »

Visitors Flee as Dubai Shark Tank Cracks

'Indoor ocean' springs a leak

(Newser) - A Dubai aquarium and shopping mall were evacuated yesterday when a mammoth shark tank cracked and gushed water in downtown Dubai. The 2.5 million gallon tank, promoted as an "indoor ocean," holds some 33,000 sea creatures, including hundreds of sharks. Workers carrying life jackets rushed to... More »

Finnish Mall Shooter Believed Dead

Ibrahim Shkupolli may have also killed his ex; toll stands at 6

(Newser) - The gunman who shot four shoppers at a Finnish mall today has been identified as Ibrahim Shkupolli, and two more bodies—believed to be that of Shkupolli and his ex-girlfriend—have been found. Police say Shkupolli, a 43-year-old immigrant, killed his ex in a nearby apartment before going to the... More »

How Twilight Rescued Hot Topic

Goth retail mainstay is relevant again thanks to books, films

(Newser) - Like much of America, Ylan Q. Mui had forgotten all about Hot Topic, the mall mainstay for baby Goth merchandise—and then Twilight came along and made the store relevant again. The uber-popular vampire franchise “accomplished what the store had tried but failed to do: It made goth mainstream,... More »

13 Stories

AROUND THE WEB