No suspect found after reports of shots fired at Arizona Mills Mall, police say
TEMPE, Ariz. - Police say a suspect has not been found after an altercation led to reports of shots being fired at the Arizona Mills Mall in Tempe.
Tempe Police say officers responded to the mall at about 6:30 p.m. on July 29 after receiving reports of a man with a gun. Additionally, people were posting to social media reporting an active shooter.
Investigators say there was an altercation at a Starbucks inside the mall between a man and another person, which led to the man pulling out a gun and pointing it at the other person. Before police arrived at the scene, the suspect reportedly ran inside the mall.
Police said it's unclear if there were any shots actually fired, or if the reported loud noises came from the sounds of security gates closing.
The massive police response to the incident was due in part to the recent mass shootings happening around the country.
The mall will be reopened before 9 p.m.
No injuries have been reported.