BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) — Police say a person with a possible gunshot wound has been located but there’s no active shooter at a Boca Raton mall that had been placed on lockdown after reports of shots fired.
Boca Raton police tweeted that the person was taken to a medical center as SWAT teams continued a systematic search of the upscale Town Center mall Sunday afternoon. Authorities didn’t immediately identify the wounded person or say what exactly happened.
Correction: One person with a POSSIBLE gunshot wound transported to Delray Medical Center.
SWAT teams are continuing to clear the mall and evacuate people. If you are still in the mall, please stay sheltered in place until officers evacuate you. @BocaPolice
— Boca Raton Police (@BocaPolice) October 13, 2019
Nonetheless, they say there’s no active shooter though anyone still in the mall should shelter in place until officers evacuate them.
The police agency tweeted earlier Sunday urging people to avoid the mall. Some people posted video on social media showing what they said were cars streaming away as armed police arrived.