A latino man, allegedly going by the name Armando Junior Hernandez opened fire on the Westgate Mall in Glendale Arizona late Thursday evening. There are reports of multiple casualties. The shooter has been apprehended by police and taken into custody.
Senator Martin Quezada was present at the mall during the time of the shooting.
I saw 2 victims with my own eyes. Not sure how many others I saw the shooter. Being told not to say anything else about details 'til I speak to police. I'm ok. Lots of shaken up people.
— Sen. Martín Quezada (@SenQuezada29) May 21, 2020
Video : xRubyDaCherrypic.twitter.com/zsm5Q6CNmp
— Shark NewsWires (@SharkNewsWires) May 21, 2020
Someone with an AR-15 is on a shooting spree at Westgate Mall in Arizona.
You know, America – now might be the time to join Canada in banning AR-15s. pic.twitter.com/OjDDXAw2nZ
— Stephen Punwasi (@StephenPunwasi) May 21, 2020
Breaking: Police confirm at least 3 people injured after shooting at Westgate Entertainment District in Glendale, Arizona. The power is out in the area. The shooter reportedly streamed the incident on Snapchat. pic.twitter.com/6HW286Q01f
— PM Breaking News (@PMBreakingNews) May 21, 2020
NEWSONE— However, the person on camera identified himself as Armando Junior Hernandez and said in part, “I’m gonna be the shooter of Westgate.” The 41-second video seemed to be edited and showed the person on camera in different clothes and settings before it cut to footage of a gun being fired in what appeared to be a dark hallway.
The video surfaced on social media in the minutes after the shooting was first reported about 7:40 local time and included an interaction with a person who appeared to be shot in a parking lot asking for the shooter to stop.
In anticipation of social media channels likely disabling the video, NewsOne took a screenshot of the person who identified himself as Armando Junior Hernandez.
We will follow up with further details as they continue to develop.