White Oaks Mall Has Shooting Incident

By Benjamin Cox on December 28, 2019 at 10:25pm

A suspect is in custody after shots were fired outside of White Oaks Mall in Springfield earlier this evening.

Springfield police responded to reports of shots fired near the entrance to Glow Golf on the mall’s southwest end at around 5:55 p.m, according to a report by the State Journal Register.

The suspect reportedly fled into the mall before being taken into custody without incident on the second level of Macy’s. There were no reported injuries. The mall reopened once the scene was secure.

The incident remains under investigation by Springfield Police.

UPDATE: Springfield Police have arrested 22 year old William Harper of Decatur for the incident. Harper has been charged with unlawful use of a weapon, reckless discharge of a firearm, and aggravated assault. He is currently being lodged at the Sangamon County Jail.