Gunmen have entered the Westgate shopping mall in Nairobi, Kenya today and killed at least 20 people. Many more were sent fleeing to safety anywhere they could find. With this massive shooting, at least 50 others are thought to be injured, and Kenya’s government is saying this is a terrorist attack.
Intermittent gun shots are being heard after the attack began as soldiers encircled the mall. Soldiers and police have combed the building, stalking the gunmen store by store. Hostages have also been reported by local news outlets but that have yet to be confirmed.
An eyewitness stated he thought the shooters looked like they were Somali, but this is unconfirmed.
Written by: Kimberly Ruble