UPDATE: False Active Shooter Report Causes Total Chaos At South Florida Mall (VIDEO)

An active shooter was falsely reported at Aventura Mall in Miami, Florida Saturday night. 

 has determined that a shooting DID NOT take place at Aventura Mall. The scene is secure but traffic in the area is heavy,” tweeted the Aventura Police official account.

Patch reports:

Aventura Mall was evacuated on Saturday night as police investigated reports of a shooting. Police said they were unable to substantiate the reports. The last weekend before Christmas is traditionally one of the busiest shopping times of the year.

“We received reports of shots fired at Aventura Mall,” Sgt. Chris Goranitis of the Aventura Police Department told Patch.

Aventura police asked people to avoid the area on Saturday night.

“There are no victims and there is no evidence of any shots being fired at this time,” he added. “This is a very active scene and multiple units are investigating at this time.”

 

“Panic,” hit the Macy’s mens section, tweeted Jacqueline Charles.

Below is dramatic footage of people fleeing the mall.

Total pandemonium as police place scene on lockdown.

 

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