Active shooter at mall turns out to be attempted robbery

Posted at 2:39 PM, Jul 28, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-28 16:25:03-04

MCALLEN, Texas (FOX NEWS) — An incident initially thought to be an active shooter situation was subsequently described by authorities as a robbery attempt at a jewelry store at the La Plaza Mall in McAllen, Texas.

The city of McAllen tweeted a statement from Police Chief Victor Rodriguez stating: “We are investigating a robbery attempt at a jewelry store at La Plaza Mall. All known suspects are in custody. No injuries involved. Reports of shots fired are attributed to to smashing glass cases.”

The office later wrote that police said the incident “was a robbery attempt.”

Fox News’ Madeleine Rivera was on the scene and reported people leaving the mall with many shoppers outside wandering in the parking lot. There were no confirmation of shots fired.

The mall is one of the primary shopping centers in the Rio Grande Valley.

Rep. Vicente Gonzalez on Twitter thanked the city’s police department and it’s chief “for their rapid response” to the incident, which he added had “no fatalities” and “no injuries.”

Fox News’ Elizabeth Zwirz contributed to this report.