UPDATE: Police Say They Found No Evidence of Gunfire at Florida Mall

There was a reported shooting at a mall in Boca Raton, Florida, but as of Sunday night, cops said there’s no evidence of gunfire. There’s a report of one person being injured during the evacuation.

1. No ‘Active’ Situation

The situation developed Sunday at Town Center Mall in Boca Raton. Local cops asked that people in the mall shelter in place while police and SWAT search the grounds.

“There is no active shooter at this time at Town Center Mall,” authorities said in an update. Police said they had responded to reports of shots fired, and were still searching the mall.

2. One Victim

As of Sunday afternoon, there were local reports of one victim.

From a Christine Stapleton, a reporter with The Palm Beach Post:

Police released an update Sunday afternoon saying that one person with a possible gunshot wound was taken the Delray Medical Center.

Evacuation procedures were ongoing as of about 6 p.m. ET. Officers later said that this person was not shot, but sustained an injury while evacuating. As of Sunday night, authorities said there was no evidence of gunfire, shells, or rounds.

3. People Taking Shelter in the Mall

As seen on video, some people at the mall remained in the stores as officers searched the grounds on Sunday afternoon.

Others can be seen leaving as cops arrive at the scene.

Note: Updated to reflect that according to police, there was no evidence of gunfire. A person sustained an injury during the evacuation, they said.

[Screengrab via Andrew Perez]

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