False reports of gunfire send shoppers into frenzy in Concord Mills

CONCORD, NC (WBTV) - Police say false reports of shots fired at Concord Mills mall sent dozens of people fleeing in a panic Saturday night.

According to the Concord Police Department, they received reports of gunfire inside the mall, but say there was no evidence of shots fired upon arrival.

Police said no shots were fired, no one was located with a gun and no one was located with any type of injury.

Two people were reportedly in a physical altercation at the food court when officers quickly intervened. No weapons were used and no gunshots were fired.

Shortly after, police say someone in the area started yelling about gunfire and the message quickly spread throughout the mall.

According to officers, the mall remained open for business and there were no injuries related to false reports of gunfire.

Some shoppers were locked in stores while police investigated.

A wave of screaming people fleeing some kind of commotion forced people inside the some stores in the mall.

Police, including K9, were seen in large numbers inside. Fire officials and officers were stationed outside.

Officers are reviewing available video in an attempt to locate the individuals responsible for Saturday night's incident.

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