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NJ mayor calls for changes in law after mall shooting

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) – Officials announced a delayed opening for a New Jersey mall a day after a shooting at the food court that wounded two people and prompted the mayor to call for changes in federal gun laws.

The Newport Centre mall said it would reopen at 1 p.m. Saturday after authorities said a fistfight at about 6 p.m. Friday on the mall’s third floor ended in gunfire, wounding one person in the stomach and another in his arm.

Mayor Steve Fulop said one was wanted in a shooting two days earlier that prompted school lockdowns.

He said Saturday that “Years ago, a fistfight at the mall was a fistfight at the mall” without fear of someone carrying an illegal gun. Fulop said changes in the law at the federal level were needed.

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