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There are reports of a shooting or an active shooter at Aventura Mall in Aventura, Florida on May 8, 2021. You can watch videos of the scene throughout this story.
The reports are preliminary because they have just been published. “Active shooter at AVentura mall, be safe,” wrote one man on Twitter. However, another person wrote that the shooting was due to an argument between two people rather than an active shooter type situation. Social media reports said the shooting may have broken out at the Nordstrom store, but authorities have not confirmed this information or any details of what is happening.
Local10 reported that Aventura police had responded to the mall after reports of shooting there, and were searching the mall while people were hiding in various locations. Be aware that some active shots or reports of shots in shopping malls have turned out to be false alarms in the past; it’s too early to tell here.
WPLG-TV’s Roy Ramos wrote on Twitter that the Miami Dade Fire Department was “running towards #AventuraMall following reports of gunfire.”
Why Aventura Mall because there is an active shooter.?
One woman wrote on Twitter that she was “literally locked in a store in Aventura Mall because there is an active shooter.” Other reports on social media said that people were “running and stomping” each other in their rush to get out of the mall.
This is what you need to know:
Video emerged from the scene
A video emerged of the scene inside and outside the Aventura Mall.
One person tweeted: “Shooting at Aventura Mall Miami just a few minutes ago … total hysteria leaving the mall … I heard 8 shots right outside Norstrom’s they sounded as close as the LV store … the line was too much long to buy, so I walked and 10 minutes later shots rang out … ”
One person wrote on Twitter: “I was at the Aventura Mall in Miami, and literally 15 feet away from these guys arguing, he pulls out a gun and drops 6 rounds … people running, pushing to find a safe place to hide. .. Count your blessings, hug your loved ones, tell someone you love them. ”
‘Everyone Was Running,’ a Witness Wrote and Shooting
Witnesses reported the situation on social media. “Shooting at the Aventura mall, I was very afraid for my children. I literally walked in and everyone was running, ”wrote one woman. “Stay away from Aventura Mall, the active shooter is inside and people are hiding in stores and fitting rooms,” wrote another.
“My brother called to tell me that he had just fled the Aventura Mall because a wild shooting happened at the Nordstrom, thank goodness he’s okay,” another person wrote.
This story is updated as more is learned about the shooting reports.