Video Shows NASCAR Champ Kyle Busch, Family Escape Mall Of America Shooting

By Jason Hall

August 5, 2022

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Video captured inside Mall of America shows two-time NASCAR Cup Series Champion Kyle Busch and his family among the crowd of people frantically trying to escape after gunshots were fired on Thursday (August 4.)

Busch, 37, wearing a t-shirt displaying his nickname 'Rowdy,' is seen quickly walking out holding his son's hand as screams are heard in the background of the video shared by FOX 55 Fort Wayne news director Andy Paras.

Busch's wife, Samantha, confirmed she and her family were present at Mall of America when gunshots were fired.

"If you are seeing the news about the @mallofamerica we got out and are safe," Samantha wrote on her Instagram story. "Praying others inside are too."

Mall of America, the largest mall in the United States, was placed on lockdown shortly after shots were fired in a Nike store on Thursday, KSTP reports.

The incident stemmed from a fight between two groups at the cash register of the store at around 4:15 p.m., Bloomington Police Chief Booker Hodges confirmed.

One group left the store, but someone armed with a handgun returned to fire at least three shots at the store before fleeing the scene.

No injuries were reported in relation to the shooting and an investigation into the incident is ongoing.

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