Early reports of a shooting in McAllen have been dismissed by the McAllen police department. CBS reports that, four suspects have been taken into custody following an attempted robbery at a jewelry store at La Plaza Mall in McAllen Saturday afternoon and the sound of "gunshots" was actually just the sound of shattering glass.
The police department issued a statement via Twitter saying there no injuries.
Statement from Chief Rodriguez:— City of McAllen, TX (@CityofMcAllen) July 28, 2018
We are investigating a robbery attempt at a jewelry store @LaPlazaMall. All known suspects are in custody. No injuries involved.
Reports of shots fired are attributed to smashing glass cases. #StayInformed
Congressman Vincente Gonzalaez thanked department and Chief Rodriguez for their quick response today.
I would like to thank the @CityofMcAllen Police Department and Chief Rodriguez for their rapid response to assess and defuse the situation at @LaPlazaMall. No fatalities. No injuries. Because of their work, residents of #TX15 and the #RGV remain safe and secure.— Rep. Vicente Gonzalez (@RepGonzalez) July 28, 2018
BREAKING: Active Shooting Underway in Texas Shopping Mall
CBS reports that police are responding to an active shooter at La Plaza Mall in McAllen, Texas.
"Active Shooter at the McAllen Plaza Mall Stay Away from the area! Several law enforcement agencies heading to the scene," Hidalgo County Constable Precinct 4 said on a Facebook post.
Some inside the mall took to Twitter, saying, they were currently in lockdown mode.
Currently on lock down @ the mall cause there was a shooting at the foodcourt ..— les (@eilseleel) July 28, 2018
As of now, there are no further details. This post will be updated.