Miami-Dade Fire Rescue officials said three people have been taken to the hospital amid reports of a shooting at Aventura Mall.
Authorities are responding to the luxury shopping mall at 19501 Biscayne Boulevard as multiple people on social media reported there was a shooting.
Aventura Police said they were “handling an incident” and closed down the mall until further notice. Fire rescue officials said three people were taken to the hospital but did not elaborate on the injuries.
Videos showed droves of patrons leaving the mall, with some reporting they heard gunfire. One video showed shoppers locked inside a store.
As many as five people were injured Saturday when gunfire broke out at the Aventura Mall near Miami, authorities said.
Miami-Dade Fire Rescue said in a statement that five victims were taken to a hospital.
“One of those patients was a trauma alert and was transported to a local trauma center,” the department said.
Police in Aventura, Florida, said three of the victims sustained non-life-threatening injuries.The department indicated on Twitter that several people were detained for questioning
At a news conference, police said they believe a dispute inside the mall prompted the violence.