PARAMUS, N.J. (PIX11) — A 17-year-old mall employee and her co-workers were rescued by police during Monday’s mall shooting.
Kassandra Asturias was one of around 400 people locked into stores when the lockdown went into effect.
“When I first saw everything happen everybody was just running,” she said. “Nobody would stop to tell us what was happening until one lady told us there was a shooter.”
A few minutes later a security guard instructed Asturias to go inside a store, lock the door and turn the lights off.
“I didn’t hear the gunshots I just saw people running,” she said.
Asturias and her co-workers stayed in the back of the store for around three hours waiting to be rescued.
“Around 12:30 we saw the policemen in front of the store so we came out from the back and they let us come out,” said Asturias.