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Thunder Team Safe After Being at Penn Square Mall Movie Theater During Shooting

Rob Goldberg@TheRobGoldbergFeatured ColumnistDecember 19, 2019

Oklahoma City Thunder forward Danilo Gallinari (8) celebrates a three-point basket with guards Shai Gilgeous-Alexander and Chris Paul (3) in the second half of an NBA basketball game against the New Orleans Pelicans in New Orleans, Sunday, Dec. 1, 2019. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
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Oklahoma City Thunder players are safe after being near a shooting that took place Thursday at the Penn Square Mall in Oklahoma City, per Erik Horne of The Athletic. 

The players were attending a private movie screening at the time of the shooting.

"Thunder security was made aware immediately," a spokesman said. "The team was never in danger and was safe during the entirety of the event."

According to the police, two people got into an argument at a shoe store inside the mall when one took out a gun and shot the other, per KOCO. It wasn't an active shooter situation, but police were still searching for the suspect.

The Thunder had Thursday off in the midst of a five-game homestand.

They are set to take on the Phoenix Suns Friday at the Chesapeake Energy Arena.