Robbery victim shoots at couple in Altamonte Mall parking lot, police say

No injuries reported as police search for silver Nissan

ALTAMONTE SPRINGS, Fla. – Altamonte Springs police are investigating a shooting Saturday in the parking lot of the Altamonte Mall.

Police are investigating the incident as an armed robbery.

Police said a male and a female came to the parking lot to sell a cellphone to two others.

Both parties had a confrontation in which the seller of the phone was dragged by the other party's car, police said. The seller of the phone then fired five shots.

"The male that was selling the cellphone attempted to grab the cellphone back, and at that point, he was dragged by the vehicle that was trying to take off, that silver Nissan," Officer Evelyn Estevez said. "At that point, the subject that was trying to sell the cellphone pulled out a gun and shot approximately five shots."

The people who tried to take the cellphone were described by police as a black male and a black female who fled in a silver Nissan. There is no word if they were hurt.

The man who fired the shots was taken into custody and is being cooperative with police. No injuries were reported, police said.

The AMC theater was never evacuated.

Police are asking for the public's help in finding the silver Nissan and its occupants.

Stay with News 6 and ClickOrlando.com for updates on this developing story.

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