Multiple people are injured after a ‘fight led to shots fired’ at Aventura Mall in Florida


Multiple people are injured after ‘a fight led to shots fired at Aventura Mall’ in Florida as videos show shoppers fleeing

  •  The Aventura Police Department said shots rang out around 3.39pm after they believe a fight between two groups of people broke out inside the mall
  •  The fight escalated when a person in one of the groups pulled out a gun – leading another person in the other group to pull one out and fire it
  • Cops said they have ‘several suspects involved in custody’ who are being questioned by detectives – though the number of injuries remains unclear 
  • Videos posted online show shoppers scurrying to safety outside of the mall, as well as one of the apparent victims bleeding across the floor 

Multiple people have been injured after a ‘dispute’ led to shots fired at the upscale Aventura Mall in Florida on Saturday.

The Aventura Police Department said shots rang out around 3.39pm after they believe a fight between two groups of people broke out inside the mall sending patrons scattering, the Times Union reported.

The fight escalated when a person in one of the groups pulled out a gun – leading another person in the other group to pull one out and fire it, a police spokesman said during a press conference.

Cops said on Twitter that they have ‘several suspects involved in custody’ who are being questioned by detectives – though the number of injuries remains unclear.

The Aventura Police Department said shots rang out around 3.39pm after they believe a fight between two groups of people broke out inside the mall

The Aventura Police Department said shots rang out around 3.39pm after they believe a fight between two groups of people broke out inside the mall

Shoppers were seen rushing out of the store after the shooting inside the mall

Shoppers were seen rushing out of the store after the shooting inside the mall

Multiple people are injured after a 'dispute' led to shots fired at Aventura Mall in Florida as videos show shoppers fleeing

Multiple people are injured after a ‘dispute’ led to shots fired at Aventura Mall in Florida as videos show shoppers fleeing

A man turns back to look at the mall while rushing out when shots rang out on Saturday

Other videos show a man bleeding across the floor after apparently getting shot

A man turns back to look at the mall while rushing out when shots rang out on Saturday, while other videos show a man bleeding across the floor after apparently getting shot

A video taken from the second floor of the shopping mall appear to show one of the victims bleeding

The victim appears to rock back and forth from the pain

A video taken from the second floor of the shopping mall appear to show one of the victims bleeding while rocking back and forth from the apparent pain

Shoppers look from a restaurant as police officers enter the Aventura Mall after a shooting left multiple people injured and several suspects in custody

Shoppers look from a restaurant as police officers enter the Aventura Mall after a shooting left multiple people injured and several suspects in custody

The Aventura Police Department tweeted that the agency has three victims 'who have sustained non-life threatening injuries'

The Aventura Police Department tweeted that the agency has three victims ‘who have sustained non-life threatening injuries’ 

Miami-Dade Fire and Rescue, who responded, said five patients were transported to a local hospital

Miami-Dade Fire and Rescue, who responded, said five patients were transported to a local hospital

The Aventura Police Department tweeted that the agency has three victims ‘who have sustained non-life threatening injuries and [are] being treated at local hospitals.’

Miami-Dade Fire and Rescue, who responded, said five patients were transported to a local hospital and one of those patients ‘was a trauma alert’ and was transported to a local trauma center.

Videos posted online show shoppers scurrying to safety outside of the mall, as well as one of the apparent victims bleeding across the floor while rocking back and forth in apparent pain.

One photo posted to Twitter shows one of the victims being taken out of the mall on a stretcher.

Police restricted access to the mall on Saturday and Aventura City Manager Ron Wasson told the Miami Herald that officials were sweeping the mall in case someone dropped a gun while rushing out of the mall. 

‘They just want to make sure if someone might have dumped a weapon, we don’t miss it,’ he said. 

Cynthia Parlin, a tourist from Savannah, was inside a Macy’s department store wiht her friends when she heard four shots, she told the Miami Herald.

‘People were stumbling, running, screaming. We smelled the smoke in the air. Everybody was terrified,’ she said.

She said that employees took customers into the back of the store where they hid for 30 minutes as workers ran to shut the metal security gates at the store’s entrances.





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