COPS have rushed to Arizona Mills Mall as customers hide in stores fearing an active gunman.
Tempe Police have confirmed they are responding to an incident at the mall after multiple reports surfaced from shoppers who claimed to have heard gunshots.
Tempe Police said the fire department was at the scene.
Shots have not yet been confirmed.
No injuries were reported.
A reunion point has been established at Entrance 3.
The police are to comb the shopping center “slowly and thoroughly”.
Witness videos from the crime scene show a heavy police presence, while another video shows officers running into the mall.
Shoppers have taken to social media to share their experiences. Many said they heard multiple gunshots and rushed out of the mall.
A buyer was playing with a puppy when he reported hearing multiple gunshots.
“This guy came in with this gun and started shooting in the mall, people were running screaming falling,” the man wrote in a Facebook post.
“We grabbed the dog and went out the back door of the store through the basement and loading docks until he pulled us out of the mall.”
Others have reported hiding in closets and the backs of shops.
One person shared on Twitter that they received a frantic call from their sister who works at the mall.
“My sister called me because there was an active shooter at the Arizona Mills mall where she works. I’m damn tired. She just turned 18. She’s just trying to work and go to school. She’s having a panic attack on the phone.”
The Sun has contacted the Tempe Police Department for more information.
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