Police: 3 hurt in Florida mall shooting as shoppers scatter

Authorities say a shooting at a South Florida shopping mall that sent anxious shoppers running for cover has left three people injured.

MIAMI (AP) — Authorities say a shooting at a South Florida shopping mall that sent anxious shoppers running for cover has left three people injured. The shooting happened Saturday afternoon at the Aventura Mall, which bills itself as an upscale shopping destination in the greater Miami area. Some mall patrons said they hid inside stores as first responders arrived.

Aventura Police later said two groups of people had begun fighting when one person fired a weapon. Police say the three wounded were taken to hospitals with non-life-threatening injuries Authorities say everyone was escorted from the mall afterward and several people were in custody and being questioned.

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