At approximately 1:00 PM on Monday, August 31, 2020, Jefferson County Deputies were called to Western Hills Mall in Fairfield to investigate a reported shooting. It was reported that a male victim was shot in the parking lot of the mall and had been transported to a local hospital by private vehicle.
Once on the scene, deputies found multiple shell casings near an entrance to the mall. Detectives were able to locate witnesses who stated that a verbal altercation had occurred in the parking lot of the mall between two males. One of the males was shot in the hip. A third male fired at the original shooter from a location near the mall entrance, appearing to fire in defense of the victim.
The 23 year old victim remains in a local hospital. His injuries are thought to be non-life threatening.
Jefferson County detectives are continuing with the investigation. If you have any information about this offense, please contact the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office.