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No arrests made, one week following a shooting inside Valley Plaza Mall, which left 2 injured

Posted: 7:22 PM, Dec 02, 2019
Updated: 2019-12-02 22:22:09-05
One week passed, still no arrests in Valley Plaza mall shooting

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — It's been one week since a shooting injured two people at the Valley Plaza Mall, but still, no arrests have been made.

The Bakersfield Police Department said they have reviewed surveillance footage, questioned witnesses and have increased patrol around the mall.

But, the department was not able to provide any information Monday, on whether anyone was detained in the days following the shooting.

Hours following the shooting, Bakersfield Police Chief Lyle Martin said two groups were involved in an altercation near the food court inside the mall, which led up to the shooting.

The suspect, described as a black man in his 20s, injured a 15-year-old boy and 20-year-old man, who were transported to the hospital.

23ABC News asked if either of the "victims" were detained following their release from the hospital, but BPD said they were not able to provide that information.

Increased BPD units will be patrolling the Valley Plaza Mall through the remainder of the holiday season, BPD officials confirm.