Northwest Indiana mall cleared of shoppers after shooting

HOBART, Ind. (WISH) – Shots fired at Southlake Mall Thursday morning in northwest Indiana led police to clear shoppers, the Hobart Police Department and Indiana State Police say.

No one was hurt, but glass and other building fixtures were damaged, the Hobart Police Department said on Facebook. The center will remain closed until Friday.

Several reports of shots fired were received around 11:20 and Thursday at the mall, 2109 Southlake Mall. Reports to police said shots were fired at the higher-level food court.

Police later determined five shots were fired.

The mall has retailers, restaurants and a movie theater east of I-65 off the U.S. 30 in Lake County.

The Hobart Police Department asked anyone with information – witness statements, or video or audio recordings – to call Detective Wendell Hite at 219-942-1125, extension 1145, or email him at

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