Shooting at Northgate Mall jewellery store

One person has been killed and at least three others wounded in a shooting at Northgate Mall in...

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Eyewitnesses said at least one man fired several shots in what appears to have been a robbery at the NWJ jewellery store on Monday morning but centre officials were reluctant to confirm the details of the incident.<?xml:namespace prefix="o" ns="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office"?>

A woman who was at the mall at the time explained what happened.

“We heard a huge bang and we looked down the passage and a man in jeans and a t-shirt was shooting. He shot about four times in the jewellery shop.”

Police have cordoned off a large section of the shopping centre.

Security guards have closed off one of the main corridors while police gather evidence around the shop and interview possible witnesses.

Details about the victims of the shooting are unclear but paramedics have told journalists that the shop manager was killed by the robbers.

It is not yet clear if the three wounded were security guards or shoppers.

One woman told Eyewitness News that she was in the parking lot when the robbers emerged.

She said they were very casual and walked up to parked cars to check who was looking at them and shot a woman who was sitting in one of the cars.

Anyone with information about the shooting can sms anonymous tip-off’s to Primedia’s Crimeline on 32211.