Two-time NASCAR Series Cup champion Kyle Busch and his family were among the many people at Minnesota’s Mall of America on Thursday when gunfire broke out.
Busch and his son can be seen among the many people fleeing the mall in a video posted at roughly 4:30 p.m. local time by Andy Paras of WFFT FOX 55 Fort Wayne.
— Andy Paras (@AndyParas) August 4, 2022
Busch’s wife, Samantha, shared in an Instagram story that the Busch family got out of the mall safely.
Kyle & Brexton can be seen trying to leave the mall as others flee in a video posted by @AndyParas (seen below).@SamanthaBusch said the family is “out and safe” in a post. #NASCAR pic.twitter.com/L2qC4HaQGg
— Noah Lewis (NASCAR) (@Noah_Lewis1) August 4, 2022
Fans of Busch and NASCAR sent their best wishes following the news.
Kyle Busch and his son brexton were inside the mall of America today when there were reports of a shooting. Both Kyle and Brexton have gotten out ok and unharmed. We send our prayers to the others who were also in the mall at the time of the shooting. We hope all are ok as well.
— KFB Nation ⚡️🔋 (@kfb_nation) August 4, 2022
Glad to see Kyle Busch and family okay after this situation.
Scary stuff. https://t.co/LcB0PnMUl9
— Austin Konenski (@AustinKonenski) August 4, 2022
— David Carey (@KKB_YT) August 4, 2022
Thankful that Kyle Busch & Brexton Busch got out of Mall of America safely along with all others involved! https://t.co/80tozSYUZd
— Bobby Porter (@BobbyPorter_) August 5, 2022
Fortunately, as troubling as the video was, it seems as though tragedy was averted. An Associated Press report picked up by ESPN said that according to the initial reports from local police, there were no casualites.
“Bloomington police, which said no one appeared to be injured, was still searching for a suspect after securing the scene shortly before 6 p.m. Thursday,” the AP report said. The police said two groups at the mall got into an altercation at a store and one group left, but someone in that group fired three rounds.”
As scary as the situation was, it seems as though this was the best possible result for all involved.