ELIZABETH, NJ - The Jersey Gardens Mall went into lockdown Friday evening at about 8:05 p.m. when it was reported that shots were heard in the area of the food court. 

According to the Breaking News Network (BNN), mutual assistance was requested by multiple nearby towns to assist with clearing the mall. One woman is reported to have been shot in the arm according to BNN. The shooter is described as a white male wearing a black beanie and dressed in black.

One employee at the mall reported that they were all on lockdown and that all of the stores had immediately closed their gates.

We will update when more details become available.