Police: 'Shooter is contained' at Florida mall

Jan 17, 2015 12:16 PM by News Staff

MELBOURNE, Fla. (AP) - Police in central Florida say they have responded to a shooting at a mall in central Florida.

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.

Police did not immediately confirm whether the shooter or anyone else was injured.

Messages left by The Associated Press for a police spokesman were not immediately returned.

Mall officials posted a statement to Facebook saying the mall was closed until further notice as police investigate.

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