FLORIDA — There was an active shooting reported at the Town Center Mall in Boca Raton on Sunday. One gunshot victim was located and transported to a hospital.
Police later said there was ‘no active shooter.’
Several shots were reportedly fired around 3 p.m. local time as shoppers flooded 911 dispatch.
The mall was placed on lockdown as police officers armed with rifles conducted an ‘active search.’
There is no active shooter at this time at Town Center Mall. @bocapolice responded to a report of shots fired and is currently conducting a search of the mall.— Boca Raton Police (@BocaPolice) October 13, 2019
Reports of a shooting at Town Center Mall. @bocapolice is on scene and currently conducting an active search of the area. Please avoid the mall area. PIO enroute media to meet at 2301 West Glades parking lot.— Boca Raton Police (@BocaPolice) October 13, 2019
BREAKING: large police presence at Boca Raton mall. Employees reporting they are locked in place, texting loved ones about *possible* shooter. We’re working to gather more information RIGHT NOW. Standby. @WPLGLocal10— Andrew Perez (@AndrewPerezWPLG) October 13, 2019
VIDEO courtesy: @umdontbejelly #boca #bocaraton pic.twitter.com/aR5A2czFiM
Active shooter in Boca Town Center mall . Be safe y’all. pic.twitter.com/SxEXzjIex2— James Smith (@2cooLiam) October 13, 2019
It was unclear if a suspect was in custody. The investigation is ongoing.