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Person stabbed during altercation inside Galleria Mall

RICHMOND HEIGHTS, Mo. –  Police say a person was stabbed in the leg in the Galleria Mall at around 11:25am.  They say the stabbing victim was shopping at the Foot Action store.  He got involved in an argument with another customer.  The argument turned physical and the suspect stabbed the victim in the leg.

Richmond Heights Police say that the suspect and two companions fled the scene.  A witness tells FOX 2 that they heard shots fired from the mall parking lot. FOX 2 crews on the scene saw several bullet markers on the ground in the parking lot, indicating where bullet shells were found.  The stabbing victim was spotted being treated for his injuries outside the mall by EMS workers.

It is not clear if the suspect or the companions are in police custody.  The stabbing victim has been taken to the hospital for additional treatment.  His condition is not known at this time.

Police say they are reviewing available video and interviewing witnesses.  This is a developing story.  Refresh this page for the latest update or tune into FOX 2 News at 5pm.