Orange County

Fireworks spark reports of shooting, panic at Florida Mall

ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. — No shots were fired at The Florida Mall, according to the Orange County Sheriff’s Office.

On Saturday afternoon, Channel 9 received multiple reports of people fleeing the mall after possible gunshots were reported.

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People at the mall tweeted out that they were sheltering inside stores and storage rooms inside the mall.

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Deputies responded and determined that the loud noise was suspected fireworks.

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Deputies are asking that people “tamp down those false rumors” regarding an active shooter.

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Channel 9 has a crew at the scene and is gathering more information.

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