Man Kills Himself At Mall After Asking To See A Gun At Sporting Goods Store

Eden Prairie Center reopens after man fatally shoots self Monday night – KSTP

A man died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound at the Scheels store in Eden Prairie Center, sending the mall into lockdown. There were no other reported injuries from the shooting, and there is no danger to the public.

Police responded to a shooting at the Eden Prairie Mall around 7:25 p.m and the cause of the shooting is still under investigation.

Shoppers were met with a sign saying the store would reopen once again once police were finished at the scene.

Police say one shot was fired in the Scheels store just before 7:30 p.m. Monday. A lockdown was put in place to ensure that no other shoppers would be harmed. However, the lockdown was lifted at 9:20 p.m when it was determined that no further threat was present after the initial shooting.

It’s presumed that the shooting was actually a suicide. The man that was found dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound was only 19 years old.

Police believe the 19-year-old man brought his own ammunition into the store. He asked a worker to see a semi-automatic handgun in the store. Instead of making a purchase or returning the gun, he used the weapon against himself. He fired one shot after being given the unloaded gun and killed himself.

For more information on this tragic self-inflicted shooting, please consider the news outlets listed below.

  1. Eden Prairie Center reopens after man fatally shoots self Monday night  KSTP
  2. Eden Prairie Police Chief Matt Sackett: Man died from a “self-inflicted” gunshot wound  KARE 11
  3. Lockdown lifted at Eden Prairie Center after man fatally shoots self at Scheels  KSTP
  4. Eden Prairie mall shooting: Man dies of self-inflicted gunshot wound at mall  FOX 9 Minneapolis-St. Paul
  5. Police brief media on shooting at Eden Prairie mall  FOX 9 Minneapolis-St. Paul