THE DRILL AT MESA MALL HAS ENDED
Had this been a real incident, we would continue posting information on the page. Please click the link to the right to follow this page so you can get updates as they happen.
Thanks from the Mesa County Joint Information Center
WE HAVE CONFIRMED AT LEAST ONE FATALITY IN THE SHOOTING AT MESA MALL
THERE ARE MULTIPLE OTHER VICTIMS- WE DO NOT HAVE AN EXACT NUMBER AT THIS TIME
OFFICERS ARE WORKING TO EVACUATE ANYONE STILL INSIDE THE MALL
THE GRAND JUNCTION FIRE DEPARTMENT IS ON SCENE TREATING VICTIMS
**ANY WITNESSES NEED TO MEET AT THE GRAND JUNCTION REGIONAL COMMUNICATION VEHICLE** (LARGE WHITE TRUCK WITH BLUE LETTERING AND RED STRIPES) WHICH IS PARKED NEAR THE NORTHEAST SIDE OF SEARS SO OFFICERS CAN INTERVIEW THEM.
THERE ARE REPORTS OF SHOTS FIRED AT THE MESA MALL. THERE IS A POSSIBILITY OF MULTIPLE VICTIMS.
MEDIA CAN STAGE AT THE SEARS REPAIR SHOP ON THE NORTH SIDE OF PATTERSON RD ACROSS FROM THE MALL.
AN EMERGENCY NOTIFICATION IS BEING SENT TO PHONE NUMBERS IN A HALF MILE RADIUS OF THE MALL. THOSE IN THAT AREA NEED TO SHELTER IN PLACE UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
THE MESA COUNTY JIC IS BEING SET UP. FOLLOW THIS PAGE FOR MORE UPDATES
On Sunday, September 8, 2013, in the evening, local law enforcement, fire/EMS, and Mesa Mall tenants and employees will participate in an emergency response drill at the mall. Part of the drill includes testing the public communication during a major incident.
In order to make the drill as real as possible for our public information officers, this website may be used to disseminate information about the incident as if it were real. However, each post will be labeled **DRILL ONLY- DRILL ONLY** to indicate that the information contained in the post is not about events that are actually occurring.