Police in Aventura said two groups of people fought near the Hugo Boss store in the luxury shopping center, located at 19501 Biscayne Boulevard. Someone pulled out a gun, but another man pulled out his gun and started shooting.
Miami-Dade Fire Department officials said they transported five people to local hospitals – one of them was taken to a trauma center – but Aventura Police reported that three people had been injured.
Several people were arrested in connection with the brawl, Aventura police said. The person who shot the gun fled the mall and is on the run.
Aventura police have closed the mall until further notice. There is no threat of active fire.
Several people on Twitter reported crowds of shoppers leaving the mall, as well as customers and employees having to lock down store interiors.
A video posted to Twitter shows the scene amid reports of a shooting at the Aventura shopping center on Saturday, May 8, 2021.
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