A visitor to Santa Monica Place mall was injured Monday afternoon when they were hit by an individual who jumped from the third floor of the shopping center.
According to the Santa Monica Fire Department, firefighters responded to a call for a “fall” at about 4 p.m.
Upon arrival, paramedics discovered two individuals with injuries. A man in his 50’s had fallen or jumped from the 3rd-floor level inside the mall near the Nordstrom store and landed on a woman in her 70’s on the ground level. The man was treated and transported to a local trauma center and was alive upon arrival at the hospital. The woman patient also suffered significant injuries. She was also treated and transported to the local trauma center.
“There were conflicting reports given to our paramedics on scene, we were not able to definitively determine the mechanism or circumstances of the fall,” said Fire Captain Patrick Nulty.
SMPD is investigating the case as a suicide and said video evidence showed the man jumped from the third floor.
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