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'I'm just scared': Police investigating shooting that left 1 injured at Mall St. Matthews

St. Matthews Police Chief Barry Wilkerson said one person was shot in the arm, and the suspect is still at large.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Police are investigating a shooting at Mall St. Matthews that left one person injured.

St. Matthews Police Chief Barry Wilkerson said the situation started around 3:45 p.m. He said the call came in as an "active shooter" but confirmed it was not, and that it was an isolated incident.

"I think this is a totally isolated situation, unfortunately, that took place inside the mall where others were," Wilkerson said.

He said one person was shot in the arm and is being treated at the hospital; several suspects are still at large.

"We're still sorting through video -- as much as we can -- to try and figure out who all is involved and to get better descriptions of them," Wilkerson said. "We have some vague sketches but not enough I'd want to put out to the public right now."

Wilkerson said the shooting happened in the mall near El Nopal.

While the suspects remain large, customers like Rhonetta Richard count their blessings.

"I was like, 'Oh my gosh,' I was just getting ready to pull into the mall," Richard said. "I'm just scared, all the time. I'm just scared. I just don't want to go places anymore because it really is scary. I mean, you can't go out to eat, you can't shop."

The threat has passed, and trauma and worries linger.

If you have something that could help them in this investigation, call the St. Matthews Police tip line at (502) 893-9000 or use their online tip portal.

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