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Police: 21-year-old in custody after Black Friday shooting at Destiny USA

Suspect arraigned on multiple charges Saturday morning

– Saturday, 11 a.m.

A 21-year-old has been arrested following the shooting, which resulted in the early closure of Destiny USA in Syracuse.

Kyree J. Truax, 21, was arraigned in Syracuse City Court and charged with second-degree reckless endangerment, second-degree assault, and criminal possession of a weapon.

Truax is currently being held at the Onondaga County Justice Center.

Police say the victim was taken to Upstate University Hospital and is expected to survive. He suffered a gunshot wound to the leg.

Destiny USA spiraled into a state of chaos immediately after the shooting – as information spread throughout the packed shopping center.

Some shoppers were told to drop their items and run, while others were told to stay in place. Eventually all shoppers got out and no other injuries were reported.

Police emphasized that there was no additional risk to the public. Even though the shooter had not bee apprehended while shoppers exited the mall.

Destiny USA opened under normal conditions on Saturday.

Pyramid Management Group released the following statement after the shooting:

“This evening’s unfortunate and isolated incident at Destiny USA was between two known acquaintances and not a random act or part of any intentional threat against the property. The altercation resulted in the discharge of a firearm inside our facility and injury to one of the two individuals. Law enforcement officials and Destiny USA personnel were already onsite at the time of the incident inside the facility, and along with our tenants, immediately engaged in a comprehensive, routinely practiced and programmed response to address the incident. As such, Destiny USA immediately went into lockdown. At this time, no arrest has been made, but law enforcement officials are confident the suspect has vacated the property. As such, the facility is no longer in lockdown, and all guests and tenants will be allowed to vacate the property. Destiny USA will be closing for the evening and reopening in the morning while we work closely with law enforcement officials in the full investigation of this incident.”

Video published by CNYCentral showed what appeared to be a person being treated at the scene of the shooting. It occurred near the food court area.


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