Blue Jays third baseman Brett Lawrie was among the large group of patrons who frantically exited Toronto's Eaton Centre following a fatal shooting at the mall on Saturday.
Lawrie, who was in the mall after the Blue Jays' 7-4 defeat to the Red Sox yesterday, tweeted his experience and his quick departure from the shopping centre, where one person was fatally wounded and seven others were injured, according to multiple reports.
Pretty sure someone just let off a round bullets in eaton center mall .. Wow just sprinted out of the mall ... Through traffic ...
— Brett Lawrie (@blawrie13) June 2, 2012
He provided a glimpse of the scene by tweeting, "People sprinting up the stairs right from where we just were ... Wow wow wow."
Lawrie shared a photo of the mall and added, "Rattled right now."
Eaton Centre will be closed Sunday and officials have not decided when it will reopen.
Jon Star is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.