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Galleria shooting: Police are working with mall management to step up security after shooting Saturday

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) – Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner said Houston Police are working with Galleria Mall management to tighten security inside and outside the popular mall.

On Saturday, a 28-year-old man was shot in the leg in the parking lot outside Shake Shack.

In March, a man was killed in the Galleria’s parking lot, but Turner calls the mall a “priority area” for police.

“The Galleria, as we go, is probably the last place anyone would want to do anything illegal or engage in criminal activity,” Turner said.

Police are examining an unverified video on social media, hoping to get clues as to who was responsible for Saturday’s shooting.

Turner said they are working with mall management to add more cameras and increase patrols with both uniformed and plainclothes officers.

“We got stronger and we will continue to get stronger,” Turner said. “In addition to the police presence, both in uniform and out of uniform, there will be people in the Galleria area who will act as if they are shopping. There will be people in public spaces who will not be in uniform. .”

We contacted mall management several times for details on increased security, but received no response.

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