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Philly Target + Las Vegas Mall – Footwear News

On Tuesday evening, two separate shootings took place at retailers on opposite ends of the United States, leaving one dead and five injured.

In a Target parking lot in Philadelphia’s Wynnefield Heights neighborhood, an unidentified gunman opened fire around 9 p.m., hitting three people, Philadelphia police said. A man was pronounced dead at the scene, while the other two victims were left in critical condition and taken to a nearby hospital.

Across the country, at the Fashion Show Mall, located on the bustling Las Vegas Strip, three people were shot and sustained non-life threatening injuries. The incident was reported around 6:15 p.m. local time, officials said.

Several U.S. retailers have drawn up stricter gun policies following a mass shooting at a Walmart in El Paso, Texas in August that left 22 people dead and 24 injured. Walmart has updated its policy and now asks customers not to openly carry firearms in its stores, and CEO Doug McMillon has called on lawmakers to pass stricter regulations on background checks. In the days and weeks that followed, other major retailers implemented new gun regulations, including CVS Health, Walgreens, Wegmans and Kroger.

Target has asked shoppers not to bring firearms to its stores since 2014, including in states with open port laws. After the El Paso shooting, the retailer told FN it was taking a “holistic approach” to its security procedures.

“We are constantly reviewing our programs and security measures to help us be as prepared as possible in the event of a security situation,” said a spokesperson.

This story is developing.

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