COLORADO SPRINGS — Police lights and tape have become a more common sight at the Citadel Mall. Reports of shots fired at the Colorado Springs mall seem to be happening more and more, with the most recent shooting taking place over the weekend, sending two people to the hospital.
One of the victims of that shooting was a 12-year-old girl, who was an innocent bystander. Most of the recent victims of shootings at the mall are young.
Within the last year, according to data shared by the Colorado Springs Police Department, the Citadel Mall has had about 200 calls for service on incidents such as shots fired, assault, robbery, harassment, disturbances and weapons violations.
FOX21 spoke with a store owner at the mall who said their employees are terrified to walk to their cars after they close up for the night. They also think there need to be more security guards at the mall who’ve had better training.
Statement from Citadel Mall:
“Unfortunately, Citadel Mall has experienced some alarming, but unrelated, incidents recently, and our hearts go out to each and every victim impacted in these events. We do not take these incidents lightly––the safety and security of our merchants, employees, and patrons remains our number one priority. Our security team is fully staffed, and we are continuing to identify additional measures to bolster their efforts in ensuring Citadel Mall is an enjoyable and safe shopping environment for our community.”– Representative from Mason Asset Management & Namdar Realty Group
Here are all the calls to CSPD for shootings, shots fired and weapons display for the Citadel Mall complex and for Citadel Crossings area. (For May 2022, data is as of the morning of 5/24/22).
- May 22, 2022: Two people were shot in the chest at Citadel Mall
- Mar. 30, 2022: Two people killed, two injured after Citadel Mall shooting
- Feb. 27, 2021: Shooting after disturbance in the Citadel Mall Food Court
- Apr. 23, 2021: One injured in shooting near Citadel Mall
- Jun. 19, 2021: Three teens recover after being shot at carnival outside the Citadel Mall
- Jan. 2, 2020: One person shot on the east side of the Citadel Mall
- Sept. 12, 2019: Teen shot in leg outside Citadel Mall
- Dec. 19, 2018: Police identify third victim injured in Citadel Mall shooting
- Jan. 2, 2016: Two people shot outside the Hooters at the Citadel Mall
The suspect in the May 22 shooting is still on the run, according to CSPD. This shooting stemmed from a domestic dispute.