COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KRDO) -- Police said that three teenagers were among five people shot around 9 p.m. Friday at or near the Citadel Mall just off Academy Boulevard.
Police described their injuries as serious, but not life-threatening.
Officers responded to a call of gunfire at a carnival in the mall parking lot. Two juveniles were taken a local hospital, and a third juvenile was transported to a hospital by a relative.
Police said that apparently, the shooting happened during a disturbance between two groups of people who knew each other.
A witness told KRDO that the shooting happened near the front entrance of the carnival.
"I was close to it," she said. "I saw and heard it, and then everybody ran. We knocked down a fence to get away from there. I'm still in shock. I just moved here from Kansas and you don't expect something like this."
Police sealed off streets entering and bordering the mall, and interviewed other witnesses. The scene remained active after midnight. Fireworks were going off not far from the scene, adding to the hectic atmosphere.
The carnival was scheduled to close at 11 p.m. but shut down immediately after the shooting.
Less than an hour later, officers responded to another shooting -- just a block away in the parking lot of the Boston Market restaurant near the intersection of Academy Boulevard and Galley Road.
Police determined that a suspect fired shots after confronting three people in a parked car. Bullets hit two of the people inside, and the third person drove the victims to a hospital.
Police said that they don't know if the shootings are connected, but likely are isolated incidents and there is no immediate threat to the public.
No other details about the shootings have been released. Anyone who has information or was a witness to either of these incidents, please call the CSPD at 719-444-7000.