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Teen with life-threatening injuries after mall shooting

A 19-year-old victim was taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries following a shooting. (Megan Sanchez/KRCG 13)

The Columbia Police Department said a 19-year-old victim was taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries following a shooting outside the Columbia Mall just before 11:30 p.m. Thursday.

According to our sister station, KRCG, Columbia Fire Department officials said their initial investigation revealed a man was placing his gun in a holster when it discharged.

Columbia Police said it's now unclear whether the shooting is accidental.

Officials have not released the condition of the victim.

The Columbia Mall manager said guns are not allowed inside the mall.

The mall was still planned to open to the public at 6:00 a.m.

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