Police: ‘Shooter is contained’ at Florida mall

MELBOURNE, Fla. (AP) — Police say a “shooter is contained” at a central Florida mall.

The Melbourne Police Department tweeted around 10:30 a.m. Saturday that officers were “currently working a shooting” and “have control of (the) situation” at the Melbourne Square Mall.

Within half an hour, police tweeted again that the “shooter is contained” and that officers were clearing the mall store by store. Store employees were instructed to exit the mall through their rear entrances.

Police say the mall was temporarily closed.

Additional information was not immediately available. Messages left by The Associated Press for a police spokesman were not immediately returned.

Mall security referred questions to the mall’s administrative offices.

 

 

 

 

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