BOCA RATON, Fla. – Police responded to a report of shots fired at the Town Center at Boca Raton mall Sunday afternoon.
Boca police later confirmed that one person was shot and transported to Delray Medical Center.
The condition of that person is not known.
Some shoppers were evacuated and a large police presence was seen outside.
Additionally, officers with guns drawn were captured on cellphone video entering the mall.
BREAKING: large police presence at Boca Raton mall. Employees reporting they are locked in place, texting loved ones about *possible* shooter. We’re working to gather more information RIGHT NOW. Standby. @WPLGLocal10— Andrew Perez (@AndrewPerezWPLG) October 13, 2019
VIDEO courtesy: @umdontbejelly #boca #bocaraton pic.twitter.com/aR5A2czFiM
Some stores locked their doors and turned off the lights, ushering customers to back rooms.
While locked inside a store, shopper Rodney Parker captured video of officers with guns drawn, searching through a main mall corridor.
Crazy at Boca Mall right now. hope people safe 🙏🏾 pic.twitter.com/rOYbGHWsYr— Rodney Parker (@RpSoles) October 13, 2019
Officers urged anyone in the mall to shelter in place and wait for police to assist with a safe evacuation.
Boca police said officers SWAT teams were conducting an active search of the area but that there was no active shooter.