Thunder players at Oklahoma City mall during shooting were ‘never in danger’

People mill around in the parking lot at Penn Square Mall after police respond to a report of a shooting Thursday, Dec. 19, 2019, in Oklahoma City. One person was shot at the mall during what police are calling a disturbance involving two people. (AP/Sue Ogrocki)
People mill around in the parking lot at Penn Square Mall after police respond to a report of a shooting Thursday, Dec. 19, 2019, in Oklahoma City. One person was shot at the mall during what police are calling a disturbance involving two people. (AP/Sue Ogrocki)

Thunder players were at the Penn Square Mall in Oklahoma City on Thursday while a shooting took place, however they were not in any danger, according to The Oklahoman.

The team was at a private movie screening at the mall when gunfire broke out after an incident between two people inside a Foot Locker, per the report. One man allegedly shot another person in the chest. 

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“Thunder security was made aware immediately,” a team spokesman said, via The Oklahoman. “The team was never in danger and was safe during the entirety of the event.”

Oklahoma City police described it as an “isolated incident,” though the gunfire sparked mass panic at the mall. The victim was transported to a local hospital, and police are still searching for the suspect.

The Thunder were off on Thursday following their 126-122 win against the Memphis Grizzlies at Chesapeake Energy Arena on Wednesday. They are set to host the Phoenix Suns on Friday night.

It’s not clear what movie the Thunder were at the theater to see, however Steven Adams was seen walking out of the mall after the shooting holding a replica R2-D2 from “Star Wars.”

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