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(NEW YORK) — A mall employee was shot Tuesday at the Roosevelt Field Mall in Garden City, New York, during an alleged robbery attempt, sources said.

A suspect is in custody, a source with the Nassau County Executive Office told ABC News. One victim was hospitalized, the source said.

Sources told ABC station WABC-TV that the shooting involved an attempted robbery at a Tourneau luxury watch store.

The shooting victim was a 67-year-old mall employee, who is in serious but stable condition, a source told ABC News.

It appears the shooting took place at a Rolex section of the Tourneau store, a source briefed on the investigation told ABC News.

The mall never closed and was never was put on lockdown, the source said, but nearby schools were placed in a “lockout,” according to a tweet from the Garden City school district.

Due to a police incident at Roosevelt Field Mall, ALL SCHOOLS are in a lockout: NO entrance to any school is permitted until further notice

— Garden City SD (@GCUFSD) December 22, 2015

Roosevelt Island Mall has more than 270 stores, including five department stores, according to its website.

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